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Preview — Fancy Nancy by Jane O'Connor
Fancy Nancy (Fancy Nancy)
Meet Nancy, who believes that more is ALWAYS better when it comes to being fancy. From the top of her tiara down to her sparkly studded shoes, Nancy is determined to teach her family a thing or two about being fancy.
How Nancy transforms her parents and little sister for one enchanted evening makes for a story that is funny and warm -- with or without the frills.
I absolutely adore it. It is so popular (I saw copies at the AIRPORT bookstore, for goodness sake!) that I wrongly assumed it was commercialized fluff. Not so!!! This is a really sweet, thoughtful story (with the most adorable illustrations) about Fancy Nancy--she loves to make everything "fancy" (like calling ice cream sundaes parfaits--and then adding sprinkles!) but she is the only one in her family who does and sometimes it gets a lit ...more
The pictures are... interesting. They really accurately capture the moods of the characters - the little sister copying her big sister (or grumbling as the crown is patiently taped back on her head!), the kid jumping for excitement. All the same, ...more
P.S. I LOVED the ending.
P.P.S. I've already got a list of ideas for things to do at the party!
There's also a great sense of family involvement and love which is subtle but very present.
Also, great pictures for those kids who like illustrations with a lot going on.
Author: Jane O’Connor
Illustrator: Robin Preiss Glasser
Genre: Picture Book
Theme(s): Endless love from family (regardless of your differences)
Opening line/sentence: “I love being fancy.”
Brief Book Summary: Fancy Nancy loves being fancy, although her family is plain and boring. She teaches them all how to be fancy by dressing differently, accessorizing differently, and using words that sound “fancy.” Her family finally becomes ‘fancy,’ but at the end of the night she doesn’t feel ...more
When I went looking on the web to find out the English name of Jane O'Connor's series of books about a little girl who wants to be chic, I was a little taken aback to discover she's Fancy Nancy. We've been reading Mademoiselle Nancy to Jeanne (age three and a half) for about a month in French.
Nancy says she plays better soccer when she wears frou-frou socks, she thinks her family should take lessons in how to be chic, she loves fu ...more
Annotation A charming story that shows the way a girl can make herself fancy with what ever she has laying around the house. She even gets her family to be a little fancy too.
Age appropriateness - This is a good book for 4-6 year olds
Connection to six early literacy skills
Vocabulary - Although there are many skills represented I like this for a great vocabulary builder as Nancy always finds a fancier wor ...more
This is a cute little intro the the Fancy Nancy franchise. My daughter K(5) LOVES things to be fluffy, pink, sparkly, frilly - basically Fancy, the same as Nancy in the book. I love how supportive her parents are and the fun ways they use to support their daughter's personality. I'd love to see a future series with JoJo, and maybe use her to point out that not all litt ...more
Hi everyone! I have to confess that I LOVE the Fancy Nancy book series. I own almost the whole series. This series helped me become a better reader and makes learning vocabulary a lot of fun. The illustrations in this book are some of the best I have ever seen and think you will like reading this book even if it is below your level. I recommend this book for anyone ages 3-7. This is also a great book for advanced readers to read aloud to a younger ...more
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