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

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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 ...

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Overview

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!

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061549236
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/22/2008
  • Series: Fancy Nancy Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 91,273
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Lexile: AD540L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane O'Connor

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 has illustrated such bestsellers as Super-Completely and Totally the Messiest! by Judith Viorst, Daddy's Girl by Garrison Keillor, and the Fancy Nancy picture books. She lives in Southern California with her family, puppy, and tiara collection.

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  • Posted April 10, 2010

    Fabulous

    I learned a few FANCY words to add to my vocabulary. I am sending this book to my Ooh la la Granddaughter.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2009

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    The Fancy Nancy Series is the very best of all children's books!

    I'm the Grandma. Fancy Nancy is so delightful. I have my own set of Fancy Nancy books at my home.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 13, 2009

    My grandaughter loves this series.

    Helps teach character and remain fun.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 25, 2008

    My daughter loves this book.

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2013

    Ava

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    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2012

    Fancy nancy

    Very cute. Teaches you a lil french yoo.

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  • Posted December 6, 2011

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    Wonderful! A Must have!

    This small book is full of great words that educate our children.

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  • Posted March 6, 2011

    awesome

    my sister loves these

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2011

    best book ever

    amazing it is awesome

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  • Posted April 10, 2010

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    Great for all little girls.

    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.

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  • Posted April 8, 2010

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    gift

    Purchased for my 4 year old grand daughter.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

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    Daughter loves it

    My daughter loves it! Makes me read it all the time.

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  • Posted October 10, 2009

    3 year old's birthday present

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2009

    Excelente

    Es un libro genial, mi hija enriquece su vocabulario mientras se divierte...

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  • Posted April 13, 2009

    Fancy Nancy's a Fun, Favorite of Ours

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2009

    Great Experience with Fantasy and Learning

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    It's so fun to be Fancy!

    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!

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  • Posted February 9, 2009

    A Great Book for Kids of All Ages

    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.

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  • Posted February 9, 2009

    Outstanding book for Gramma's Little Princess!

    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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    Posted May 29, 2011

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