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Fancy Nancy: Explorer Extraordinaire!

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by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser
     
 

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For the fanciest girl around, the outdoors are out of this world! Fancy Nancy and her best friend, Bree, set out to explore the fascinating world of wildflowers, trees, leaves, birds, and, of course, butterflies in their exclusively glamorous Explorers' Club. With recipes for pinecone bird feeders and extra-fancy lemonade, an official club bird, and an exclusive

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For the fanciest girl around, the outdoors are out of this world! Fancy Nancy and her best friend, Bree, set out to explore the fascinating world of wildflowers, trees, leaves, birds, and, of course, butterflies in their exclusively glamorous Explorers' Club. With recipes for pinecone bird feeders and extra-fancy lemonade, an official club bird, and an exclusive map of the territory, Fancy Nancy is one Explorer Extraordinaire!

Take a look at Nancy's very own enlightening discoveries and find out just how fancy the outdoors can be!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Beverley Fahey
Fancy Nancy and best friend Bree have formed an exclusive (and glamorous) nature club and set out to learn about the fascinating world of birds, insects, butterflies and leaves. Leaving her lace gloves behind Fancy Nancy provides accurate and essential scientific information (that is fancy for correct) for the youngest nature lover. She explains the difference between insects and spiders, describes the life cycle of the fragile (fancy for they hurt easily) butterfly, examines wild flowers with some very exotic and fancy names, and includes information about bird plumage (fancy for feathers). There are recipes for a Pinecone Bird Feeder and extra fancy Lemonade. For added fun, Nancy throws in a few nature jokes such as "What do you call a 100 year-old ant?" Why an antique (fancy for very old) of course! In addition to Glasser's familiar drawings of the Divine Miss Nancy there are color photos of the insects, birds, and butterflies the girls' research. Fancy Nancy still has plenty of appeal and her foray into the world of science proves there are still lots of new fancy words and facts to learn. Reviewer: Beverley Fahey
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3—Nancy returns with all of the sophistication, aplomb, and humor she displayed in her previous books. She and her best friend, Bree, have created an exclusive club (they are the sole members) for their nature studies. The Explorers Extraordinaire have official membership certificates, a dress code, and, most importantly, a clubhouse. Their mission is to search for bugs, birds, and leaves in their backyards and record what they find in their notebooks. Back in their clubhouse, the explorers do additional research to learn more about their discoveries. When younger siblings ask to join the club, they are rejected for lack of maturity. After finding a baby bird that has fallen from his nest, the junior explorers are allowed to join. This slim title is packed with a lot of information about nature, but the vocabulary makes it too challenging for beginning readers. That aside, it is one of Nancy's most captivating adventures. The pages overflow with her personality and style. Text and illustrations pull together to show readers what a smart and complex character she is. A sure winner for eager young explorers.—Mary Hazelton, Elementary Schools in Warren & Waldoboro, ME

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061684869
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/31/2009
Series:
Fancy Nancy Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
382,320
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
AD540L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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Meet the Author

Jane O'Connor is the author of more than thirty books for children, including Nina, Nina Ballerina, illustrated by DyAnne DiSalvo, and the Fancy Nancy picture book series. Ms. O'Connor lives with her family in ever-posh 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, a former professional ballet dancer, has illustrated more than fifty children's picture books, including the New York Times bestselling Fancy Nancy series, written by Jane O'Connor. Robin lives in San Juan Capistrano, California, with her husband, Bob. She has two grown children, Sasha and Ben.

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Fancy Nancy - Explorer Extraordinaire! 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters are fun and believable for a child. The story line is enjoyable and realistic, while the young reader learns true facts about nature and life. Great combination !!
Brigit More than 1 year ago
This was the first Fancy Nancy book my 4 year-old and I read. We loved it and have started adding to the Fancy Nancy collection ever since. In this story Fancy Nancy and her best friend Bree share their experiences and discoveries in the outside world. Of course, Fancy Nancy has to accessorize herself and everything she uses which adds to the fun for little girls. The story teaches about insects, birds and plants, as well as teaching a healthy respect for them which I like very much. And, of course, they have a fancy club house to have meetings and to read up on their discoveries.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fancy Nancy wants to explore with her best friend Bree. She finds all sorts of cool and intresting things. She also wants to explore with her sister and Bree's brother, so she teaches them the rules. Soon, they forget! They pick some flowers and that was a rule not to do. They are in big trouble, but will Nancy and Bree forgive them? Find out in this great book.
meltorito More than 1 year ago
I think this book is a bit more advanced than the first few Fancy Nancy series books. It is a lot more technical in terms of insects and nature. My daughter loves it but it is not one that you want to read again and again each night. It is pretty educational and probably better for a 5 or 6 year old on up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the Fancy Nancy series. This one teaches about ants, spiders, butterflies, moths, ladybugs, birds, and leaves. It even has an easy-to-make bird feeder!
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I was disappointed that this nook kids book does not have the option to read to me as my five year old likes to have that available to her. It makes her feel more independent. Otherwise the book itself is great as with all Fancy Nancy books.
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