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Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy (Fancy Nancy Series)
     

Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy (Fancy Nancy Series)

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by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator)
 

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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!

Overview

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!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Fancy Nancy fans will loudly cheer her return and will be happy to discover that she has not lost a lick of her joie de vivre—or her glitter and glam. "I am ecstatic. (That's a fancy word for happy)," she announces, explaining that her family is getting a puppy, "a real one," she adds, as Glasser creates a comical scene of Nancy drafting her sister into the role of pretend-pooch (drawing on a noise with indelible marker). Nancy initially hopes for a dog like Jewel, the papillon that belongs to her elegant neighbor. But Nancy's practical parents think this breed is too small and delicate, and instead suggest hardier dogs; "I shake my head. Too big. Too brown. Too plain. Sometimes it's hard being the only fancy person in the family." Yet when she dog-sits for Jewel, she discovers that the prim and proper pooch does not enjoy romping or fetching like Nancy's friends' dogs. She realizes that Jewel's breed is not the perfect kind for her family. Her parents' idea to visit an animal shelter, however, brings about the perfect solution. Nancy spies spirited and smart Frenchy ("a La Salle spaniel," according to her father), who turns out to be just what the family needs. Glasser's fittingly fancy flourishes and abundant humor once again capture this young heroine's exuberant personality and delightfully exaggerated facial expressions. Author and artist make a sparkling encore performance. Ages 4-7. (Apr.)

Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information
Children's Literature - Phyllis Kennemer
Fancy Nancy is back and she is ecstatic—her family is going to get a real dog. Of course, Nancy wants a fancy dog, setting her sights on a papillon like her neighbor's pampered pooch. Nancy's unfancy family has other ideas. Dad says that papillons are small dogs that stay indoors and mom says that they are too delicate. Then they discover that the neighbor needs a puppy sitter. Nancy to the rescue. The tiny papillon is no fun at all. It will not jump into the plastic swimming pool; it will not play fetch; and it gets sick all over Nancy's elegant dress after a jarring ride in a wagon. Nancy is devastated with disappointment until her parents take her to an animal shelter and she discovers Frenchy. Frenchy is playful, smart, and cuddly. She is the perfect dog for Nancy's family. The detailed pastel illustrations extend the story showing Nancy's passion for all things posh. Nancy's whimsical outfits and her use of high faulutin' words are a delight. A fun read aloud.
School Library Journal

PreS-K
Nancy, the spirited preschooler with a distinctive sense of style, wants a pet. The posh puppy she has her eye on is a papillon, just like the one that belongs to her neighbor, Mrs. DeVine. Her parents try unsuccessfully to persuade her to consider a sturdier breed. Then she puppysits for the pooch and discovers that this delicate little creature isn't very well suited for a family pet. Fortunately, a trip to the local animal shelter proves just the thing, where Nancy finds the aptly named Frenchy, a lovable, medium-sized, curly-haired dog. Glasser's bright, energetic illustrations perfectly convey the child's lively personality and panache. Nancy's expressive gestures and poses will be readily understood by children and recognized by sympathetic adults. The entertaining story and exuberant illustrations combine for a book with loads of child appeal.
—Robin L. GibsonCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Kirkus Reviews
Fancy Nancy Clancy, the charming child who likes beads, baubles and big words, returns for another fanciful adventure that will please her adoring audience. As in the first entry in the series, Nancy dresses to the nines, uses sophisticated vocabulary and tries valiantly to elevate her family's tastes from practical to fantastic. In this sequel, the Clancy family is planning to buy a puppy, and Nancy wants a French papillon like Jewel, the pampered pooch owned by their next-door neighbor. When Nancy and her family arrange to dogsit for Jewel, they realize that such a tiny, delicate breed doesn't fit their lifestyle after all. They visit a shelter and adopt a larger, more playful dog named Frenchy, who can play games and do tricks and still be dressed up in doggie accessories. Glasser's appealing ink-and-watercolor illustrations again add considerable charm to Nancy's precocious personality, from her dog bone-bedecked headband and poodle skirt right down to her lacy, heart-embroidered socks. Nancy seems destined for more explorations of things frou-frou and frilly-perhaps a shopping trip to Paris with Frenchy? (Picture book. 3-7)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062210524
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/28/2012
Series:
Fancy Nancy Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
AD320L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Jane O’Connor is an editor at a major publishing house who has written more than seventy books for children, including the New York Times bestselling Fancy Nancy series. She resides (that’s fancy for lives) with her family in New York City.

Desde la publicacion de Nancy la Elegante, el closet de Jane O’Connor cuenta con tantas boas, coronas y atuendos brillantes que a veces sus amigas no la reconocen por la calle. Aun reside (esa es una palabra elegante para decir que vive) en la ciudad de Nueva York con su familia y su companero canino, Arrow.

Robin Preiss Glasser actually wore tiaras and tutus when she danced with the Pennsylvania Ballet. Now she happily spends her days in jeans, drawing. She has illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including the bestselling Fancy Nancy series. She won the Children’s Choice Award for Best Illustrator of the Year for Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet. Robin and her family live in Southern California.

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Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We really liked this book series for our 4 year old daughter. She is especially girly and the pretty covers are attractive to her and she thinks the story lines are silly. We are definately happy wiht our purchase and will continue to support Fancy Nancy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great story. My daughter enjoys reading it because it is colorful and fun. She loves that the little girl gets so FANCY. I love reading this and FANCY NANCY for several reasons. The artistry is well done and so colorful. The storyline is great and both stories are cute thorughout and end with a purpose. For example, Fancy Nancy ends with telling you that there is no fancy way of saying 'I love you.' These books are well worth the money and the time spent reading with your children.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is educational because it teaches you responsibility. Fancy Nancy and her family decide to get a dog. Fancy Nancy wants a really fancy dog but her family wants a bigger dog.Her parents say think of all your jobs you will have to do. Read and find about this really fancy and thrilling character.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great book for my 3 kids. They loved the antics and the colorful words that are used throughout this book. It is hard for me to find books that they like, and I was happy to order this along with another great book called Nose Pickin'. I recommend these great books for those of you with kids!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have to enter name and credit card info and then wont unlock......nice paid and cant even read.....waste of time!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the book i read it all the time and i am a 10 year old
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was pretty good. The puppy was cute
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute puppy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am an adult and i love nancy fancy. My kids love it too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very good! My children and I loved reading it. Anyone who has a dog in their family and just loves dogs then you'll love this cute little story with Fancy Nancy. All her books are great!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book (and Fancy Nancy)is a reading staple for both of my girls ages 3 and 18 months. I love that the character is relatable yet still challenging due to the vocabulary and introduction to basic French. C'est tres bien! Looking forward to the next one.
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It is a very cute book
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fun, delightful, perfect for the little girl in everyone! Especially sweet , given to her from her Aunt Nancy>!