Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas (Fancy Nancy)
What could be fancier than Christmas?
Presents with elegant wrapping paper, festive decorations, Christmas cookies with sprinkles—and who could forget the tree? After all, there is no such thing as too much tinsel. Ooh la la! This year, Nancy is especially excited about decorating the Christmas tree. She bought a brand-new sparkly tree topper with her own money and has bee...more
Fancy Nancy, what an adorable "fancy girl" she is, and wait until you read about her Christmas! Presents with elegant wrapping paper, fancy cookies, and wait until you see the tree topper Nancy purchased with her own money. But me things go awry, can Nancy still have a "splendiferous Christmas"?
MY THOUGHTS - This book is so very adorable. Targeted for the (4-8) age group, the book is beautifully illustrated by: Robin Preiss Glasser. There are some great new wor ...more
* Brief, tight prose--a lot happens in just a few words. Very refreshing. And I love her use of present tense--it's very immediate. You live the story as it happens, rather than hearing the report after the fact (past tense).
* Lovely portrayal of real family life (the parents love each other, grandparents swoop in to save the ...more
The Christmas story in the book is delightful, and now I know what series to buy my daughter for her birthday.
This would be fun to use in a college rhetoric class to teach different levels of formality/informality and diction. Some day I want to teach a class tha ...more
This was a cu ...more
This book uses full-page illustrations which makes it very e ...more
I like this simple story about Christmas - it's not overly complicated, but still reminds us of the ...more
Annotation A charming story that shows the way a girl shows all the fancy words for Christmas. Nancy and her family go through the Christmas ritual but have a mishap that ultimately brings them even closer.
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 fan ...more
I checked out the ebook version of th is book. I thought I was checking out a book with cute pictures, but it was an audio book version. I have loved looking at the wonderful pictures in these books, I did get to see the cover. The narration was wonderful, with the what sounded like a cute ...more
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This Fancy Nancy lives up to its name. It's a splendiferous celebration of special Christmas-time events, focusing most on time with family. I love the vocabulary words that Fancy Nancy introduces readers too, and the illustrations are delightful. Bring this one out at Christmas time and talk about family heirlooms kids have at hom ...more