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Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy (Fancy Nancy)

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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  4,386 ratings  ·  187 reviews
Fancy Nancy is back!

And when her family decides to get a dog, she's certain she can be fancier than ever. After all, a papillon—a small, delicate, fluffy dog—is the ultimate accessory. But her family wants a large, plain dog.

How unglamorous!
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 28th 2012 by HarperCollins (first published March 27th 2007)
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Kathryn
Only four stars for this one because I thought a few places got a bit "stuck" in the novelty of the last book. I.e., in the first book, it's fine when Nancy uses elaborate words and says "X is a fancy way of saying Y" because the whole book was about defining how she liked to be FANCY and how she would teach her family to be FANCY, too. In this, book, though I felt we all ought to know better and Nancy could just use her fancy words... I suppose O'Connor is trying to explain the terms to young r ...more
Megan
Fancy Nancy is back and want a dog for her family. She's using her big vocabulary and feather boas too! Everytime I read this, I'm ready to go get a dog.
Mrs. Gabrielle Zastrow's
By: Delbert and Amanda

It was good book. It told us a lot about different words we didn't know. We wouldn't have known these words if we wouldn't have read this book!

The characters in this book were JoJo, Nancy, Mrs. DeVine, Papillons, mom, and dad. It took place outside in the summer. The problem in the story was that when Nancy was dog sitting and thought she was able to take the best care of it, but Papillons jumped in her FAVORITE dress and it got stretched out. The problem was solved when Jo
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Ashley Wampler
Fancy Nancy books use a great variety of vocabulary, complete with explanations in kid friendly terms. Nancy's family is getting a dog and she is so excited! She wants to get a Papillion puppy, like her neighbor has. Her family isn't so sure. She decides to pet sit for her neighbor's puppy and learns that maybe a Papillion isn't the right dog for her family. Nancy is disappointed, but then is excited when they go to a shelter and find a fancy mixed breed dog named Frenchy, who is a perfect fit!
Tayler Pomeroy
“Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy” is a super cute picture book about Nancy wanting a new puppy. This is definitely a book that I would keep in my library. I actually borrowed it from my roommate that bought it for hers. The pictures in this book are full of pink and purple. The book is a great book for little girls. I liked how everything about Nancy was fancy. She loved things that were extraordinary. She wanted a fancy dog. She had a fancy outfit. She used fancy words. Everything about this boo ...more
Brenda
My first venture into a Fancy Nancy book and what an adorable book it is. Fancy Nancy decides she wants to have a Fancy dog but takes on watching her neighbors dog instead. The illustrations are wonderful and I didn't even mind that Fancy Nancy explains all her fancy words to the reader. Overall, a cute and fun story.
Ina
One the cover - with sparkles - is a picture of Nancy - wearing ruffles and ribbons, jewelry and ballet slippers. Clearly she is an extreme girl.The glimpse we get inside her room only confirms that: pink, lavender, ruffles, teacups, flowers and bows are everywhere. When her family decides to get a dog, Nancy is ecstatic - and decides they should get a papillon just like the dog next door. Her parents have other ideas. After a weekend of dog sitting for Jewel the dog next door, Nancy realizes th ...more
Rita M
4 year old grand-daughters enjoyed it.
Ashleigh
Summary
This book is about a little girl, Nancy that likes to use big, fancy words and loves her neighbor’s puppy. She is trying to convince her parents that a puppy would be great for them, but the kind of dog that their neighbor has is too small for them. Nancy would have to disagree because she thinks that the dog is just perfect. Nancy is upset when her parents tell her that she cannot have a dog that little. Her parents decided to take Nancy and her sister to the animal shelter to see if the
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Lisa Overberg
Nancy has been wanting a papillon puppy just like her neighbor's dog. She wanted to dress it up, have it's hair done, and prance around the neighborhood with her fancy dog. There's only one problem: her father thinks that breed of dog is too small. She comes with an elaborate plan to pet sit her neighbor's dog to show her parents how responsible she is and how wonderful a papillon puppy would be for their family. When she is puppy sitting, the dog doesn't do anything. It doesn't swim in the pool ...more
Jennifer Balke
The Fancy Nancy books are so great for broadening a child’s vocabulary. I see a resemblance to the way the Fancy Nancy books are written and the way Junie B. Jones books are written. You feel like the book is written especially for you and that you are listening to the main character tell a story as if you were sitting down with them. They are both written in a conversational style. I really like this book in particular because it teaches you what the word means and sometimes how to say them. Th ...more
Jo
This is the first Fancy Nancy book I've read and it was really cute. Nancy is a sweet, bubbly little girl who enjoys being fancy and using fancy words. In this story, Nancy and her family are getting a puppy and she wants a fancy papillon like her neighbour's dog Jewel, but Nancy's father thinks that papillon's are too little. They end up dog sitting Jewel for a day and find out that fancy papillon's might not be the best kind of dog for their family.

On their way home from dinner that evening, t
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Halley Todd
Fancy Nancy is quite a precocious(that's a fancy word for acting like a grown-up) little girl. Nancy's family is ordinary while she strives for a glamorous life. They are going to adopt a dog, and only a fancy one will satisfy her. In order to determine if her dream dog will fit into her family, they pet sit for her neighbor. Through the use of vibrant illustrations and the characterization of Nancy, most female readers will enjoy the brief chance to be immersed in Nancy's whimsical world. Nancy ...more
Ann Cox
Fancy Nancy wants a papillon, just like her neighbor Mrs. Devine. After dog-sitting the papillon for a day, Fancy Nancy changes her mind. This is a really fun picture book with detailed illustrations that the reader could spend a lot of time looking at. Fancy Nancy is an original and lovable character. I think this book would appeal to preschoolers because it deals with animals and every day life.
Carol
Nancy wants a fancy puppy like Joyita, her neighbor's posh, fluffy little dog. After Nancy dog-sits with Joyita, she begins to realize that her family's preference for a larger, although less unique dog might be correct. In true Fancy Nancy style, Nancy puts her twist on the situation and her fans should enjoy the result!
Lauren
Fancy Nancy books are absolutely wonderful, and I enjoy them a lot. They are more geared towards girls. I love how it's told in the child's point of view and she uses big words, but then after the big words she describes what they mean, so you're learning vocabulary. The pictures are also very darling and adorable!
Libby
I thought my kids would enjoy this particular Fancy Nancy since we just adopted a dog, and they did. Nancy learns that the perfect dog for her neighbor, Mrs. DeVine (a small Papillon) might not be the perfect dog for her family...there's a lot about good dog care along with the story of finding the perfect dog.
IrenesBookReviews
Fancy Nancy wants a dog. She has a certain dog in mind that she thinks will look the best or the fanciest. She spends the day with a dog like the one she wants but finds that the dog does not play well with her family. She is upset but then her family stops by an animal shelter and find the perfect dog for them.

This book teaches that not everyone is alike. The story shows that there are different dogs or toys for different people. It is good to be unique but you have to learn to listen to other
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Emily Ackmann
The book has big words, but I think that is good for children. The book also shares about an event that a lot of kids experience, getting/having a family dog. I think it would be a good book for parents to read with their children before bringing a puppy home.
Somona
Author: Jane O’Connor
Illustrator: Robin Preiss Glasser
Publisher: HarperCollins
Genre: Picture Book
Summary: Nancy wants a Papillion because she considers them fancy. Nancy dog-sits her neighbor’s dog to get an idea of what it would be like to have a dog. She has an outing with her friends and their dogs and was disappointed when the Papillion would not play. She decides that perhaps a Papillion is not the right dog for her and her family goes to the shelter to choose a more suitable dog.
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Holly
Jan 16, 2008 Holly rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: age 3-8
Shelves: kids
Fancy Nancy is a very appealing character. (In this story, she longs for a "fancy" dog -- a papillon. She is ecstatic when her fancy neighbor allows her to dog-sit, but learns that fancy dogs aren't meant for active play like her friends' plainer dogs are. Nancy's frustratingly (to her) plain family is sympathetic and she ultimately finds the perfect dog of her own.) It should tell you something that it was my 6 year old SON who chose this at his school's book fair, and thinks it's a great story ...more
Wendy
Nice illustrations
Story about a lady trying to find just the right puppy. They find just the right dog at the animal shelter.
Kaethe
I've never actually had my own dog, but I've read a surprising number of books about a child picking the perfect one. Cute.

Library copy.
Miri
Nancy wants a puppy more than anything and she thinks the perfect one for her family would be a papillon like her neighbor Mrs. DeVine has. She learns that what might be perfect for one family isn't perfect for hers. Classic Nancy, fun and always super fancy!
Megan
It's fancy Nancy. Same as the last one. Kids loved it. Audio.
Jackie
Fancy Nancy is at it again! Her family (as plain as they are) and Nancy are in the market for a new pet...Nancy wants a POSH puppy, but the family is leaning towards a more dependable, family orientated dog. Nancy, and her family, practice being pet owners when they puppy-sit Jewel, Mrs. Devine's papillon puppy. After a day of lounging, with no ball-fetching or swimming for Jewel, Nancy decides a dog with lots of rambunctiousness and love is just the ticket, and it doesn't hurt to have a 'fancy' ...more
Pam
Good book, love all the French words!
Adrienne
Fun and cute; good message about finding a dog that works for the whole family, not just Nancy.
(NS) Laura Jackson
Fancy Nancy has returned in this fun story about getting a new dog. When her family finally decides on getting a dog, Fancy Nancy thinks this is a great opportunity for her to be really fancy. In her mind getting a papillon would be the ultimate accessory because it is cute and little. However, her family wants a larger plain dog, which Nancy things is so "unfancy". Through Fancy Nancy's experiences she is reminded that its not all about being fancy, but more importantly about having fun!
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Since the publication of Fancy Nancy, Jane O'Connor's closet now boasts so many boas, tiaras, and sparkly ensembles that sometimes friends do not recognize her on the street. She still resides (that's a fancy word for lives) in New York City with her family and their canine companion, Arrow. --from the publisher's website
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