Fancy Nancy's Favorite Fancy Words: From Accessories to Zany (Fancy Nancy Series)
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Fancy Nancy's Favorite Fancy Words: From Accessories to Zany (Fancy Nancy Series)

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by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser
     
 

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Fancy Words Are Simply Fascinating!

From everyone's favorite fancy girl comes an alphabetical guide to enhancing vocabulary. Why say beautiful when there are fancy words like gorgeous and glamorous? Instead of hello, try bonjour, which is French and so much fancier. An umbrella will keep you dry, but a parasol will make you feel like a Hollywood

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Fancy Words Are Simply Fascinating!

From everyone's favorite fancy girl comes an alphabetical guide to enhancing vocabulary. Why say beautiful when there are fancy words like gorgeous and glamorous? Instead of hello, try bonjour, which is French and so much fancier. An umbrella will keep you dry, but a parasol will make you feel like a Hollywood movie star!

With this helpful A-to-Z guide, Fancy Nancy shows that making plain words into fancy ones is not only educational, it's fun!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Building on O'Connor and Glasser's bestselling series, ultimate girly-girl Fancy Nancy makes vocabulary glamorous in this A-Z compendium ("That's fancy for collection"). As O'Connor explains in a foreword, "When you use [a fancy word] in a sentence, it's like adding sprinkles to vanilla ice cream!" The chosen words are generally helpful (hostess, wardrobe, understated) rather than precocious (ooh la la!), and reflect Fancy Nancy's special style. For example, to introduce the word "improvise," as in "I wanted a canopy bed so I had to improvise. I used a sheet, a mop, and a broom," Glasser shows the minimaven lolling in bed with bonbons and a tea tray, broomsticks supporting a canopy of perfectly ruffled gingham. Ooh la la, indeed! Ages 4-7. (May)

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Children's Literature - Beverley Fahey
Fancy Nancy fans will eagerly embrace this compendium (a fancy word for collection) of some of her favorite snazzy words. From A to Z Nancy flits through the pages elegantly wearing her boa, which is fancy for scarf, weeps over the fiasco (fancy for disaster) of a spilled ice cream sundae, and admires her glamorous attire in the mirror. Nancy, who loves all things French, would prefer to carry a parasol rather than an umbrella, shout ooh la la to describe something wonderful and say respondez s'il vous plait instead of please. Each word is accompanied by a definition and is used in a sentence with a whimsical illustration added for good measure. As Nancy likes to accessorize herself with sparkles and glitter, young readers will soon add zing and sparkle to their writing when they use these fancy words. An absolute delight. Reviewer: Beverley Fahey
School Library Journal

K-Gr 2

Nancy is back, and here she encourages her audience to use some "fancy" words. Arranged alphabetically with usually one entry per letter, the terms are introduced. For example, "Fiasco-a big flop, a disaster. I dropped all the parfaits. What a fiasco!" Instead of dogs, Nancy uses "canine" and substitutes "excursion" for trip. Other fun-filled suggestions include "boa," "tiara," and "wardrobe." The energetic, colorful illustrations entice readers to add sparkle to their conversations and writings.-Linda Staskus, Parma Regional Library, OH

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061549236
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/22/2008
Series:
Fancy Nancy Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
157,795
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
AD540L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 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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4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
NaNaSue More than 1 year ago
I learned a few FANCY words to add to my vocabulary. I am sending this book to my Ooh la la Granddaughter.
Xmas1948 More than 1 year ago
I'm the Grandma. Fancy Nancy is so delightful. I have my own set of Fancy Nancy books at my home.
penny48 More than 1 year ago
Helps teach character and remain fun.
Cristol More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book for my 6 year old daughter a few months back because she loves learning new and exciting words. She has read the book over several times, and enjoys incorporating the words that she has learned into her language. The illustrations are vibrant and fun. The words were explained in a way that was easy for her to understand and retain. I would recommend this book for any little girl who has a hunger and natural curiosity for words.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very cute. Teaches you a lil french yoo.
NJ1231 More than 1 year ago
This small book is full of great words that educate our children.
William Johnston More than 1 year ago
amazing it is awesome
BookMaster00 More than 1 year ago
The Fancy Nancy series is a great series for your little princess. The colors are vibrant and lively. The story reads well. Not too complicated for the little one to follow along and understand.
adamgutsch More than 1 year ago
My daughter loves it! Makes me read it all the time.
lisamCA More than 1 year ago
May daughter got her first fancy nancy book for her bd when she turned 3. I bought this soon after as she loved the first book. She liked this one even more and loves learning all the big new words with colorful dramatic drawings to match.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Es un libro genial, mi hija enriquece su vocabulario mientras se divierte...
JandKsMommy More than 1 year ago
We have every Fancy Nancy book I have found and this is one of them. Fun, little read that will definitely expand any fancy, little girl's vocabulary! My 5 year old daughter is a big fan of the book as well as the character.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love to read this book with my daughter and discuss the pictures, learn the new words that need a bit of explanation and use then in the days following. Great picutres that allow seek and find games while reading and fun to read with friends. Strongly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought six books of this title for my daughter's 5th birthday party. We gave one book to each guest with a lavender 'plume' pen. Since the party, I've heard from a couple of the Moms that their girls want to read the book every night now at bedtime. Such a great way to build vocabulary! This book is a great introduction to the world of Fancy Nancy or a must have to add to your current collection. My daughters and I are eagerly awaiting the release of the next title starring our favorite Fancy Girl, Nancy!
Isabel56 More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderful for learning words while having great fun. My granddaughter loves "Nancy's" books; she reads them at school, too! She is learning the new words (she's in Kindergarten), and I love that! I would recommend them for kids of all ages, especially nowadays when the vocabulary of many people has deteriorated so dramatically, not to mention the spelling of basic words on restaurant signs.
MarthaB More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book to teach a little princess her alphabet (and some BIG words) and emphasize her girly side at the same time. This is a must-read for those little girls who love to play dress up. There is also a doll to go with the series of books.
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C Madson More than 1 year ago
my sister loves these
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