Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas

Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas


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A beautiful Christmas picture book featuring 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 been waiting for Christmas to come. But when things don't turn out the way Nancy planned, will Christmas still be splendiferous?

In this merriest of stories from bestselling duo Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser, Nancy proves once again that a little fancying up can go a long, festive way!

Perfect for fans of other fancy holiday picture books such as Eloise at Christmastime and Olivia Helps with Christmas.

Ooh la la! Fancy Nancy is starring in her own fabulous TV show on Disney Junior. READ THE BOOKS THAT STARTED IT ALL!

Fancy Nancy

Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy

Fancy Nancy: Bonjour, Butterfly

Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas

Fancy Nancy and the Fabulous Fashion Boutique

Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet

Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe

Fancy Nancy and the Wedding of the Century

Fancy Nancy 10th Anniversary Edition

Fancy Nancy: Saturday Night Sleepover

Fancy Nancy: Oodles of Kittens

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061235900
Publisher: HarperCollins US
Publication date: 11/03/2009
Series: Fancy Nancy Series
Pages: 30
Sales rank: 470,327
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD540L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 6 Years

About 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.

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 - Splendiferous Christmas 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 145 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another funny and heartwarming story of the exploits of this wonderful character, Nancy. Jane O'Conner has pulled out all the stops to create another great story with so much Christmas heart and joy. Of course something goes wrong for our dramatic heroine and it's just right how things are resolved. The pictures pull the reader in again and again, each time my granddaughter points out some other fun decorative detail.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the Fancy Nancy books as a parent. The illustrations are beautiful and stories sweet and touching. The latest book for christmas just isn't as good. It isn't bad but not as good. My kids like it so I recommend buying it if your kids are Nancy fans but overall I was disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this book was typical of the books in the Fancy Nancy series. Well illustrated and entertaining to read. The just-turned-six-year-old who I bought it for started with a "picture walk through" and then I read the story to her. Even her twin brother was engaged for the tale. If you know someone who likes Fancy Nancy, this is a good one to add to the collection.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a great book!!!! I love this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i love you i miss you
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My granddaughter loves to listen to this one - it also introduces her to some more flamboyant words and tells her what they mean.
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Taylor Townsend More than 1 year ago
it is a very good illistrated and written just like the little kids can point and say look at her fancy boa little girls can relate and it is an awesome book i would buy it!
TravelerVT More than 1 year ago
This is a typical Fancy Nancy story with plenty of information, vocabulary explanation and morals all rolled into one interesting and entertaining story. It is a very good read prior to and at Christmas time. It includes Nancy's exuberance and the influence of the various generations as well as the wisdom and experiences they share with one another and the positive outcome that each of the Fancy Nancy stories includes. I have purchased several of the various Fancy Nancy books as gifts and am always apprecitive of the vocabulary, gentle adult guidance and the thoughtfully included morals.
nmhale on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Our first Fancy Nancy book. I was surprised by how much I liked this picture book. The illustrations are gorgeous, with an abundance of details and bright colors and cute children faces and poses. Nancy is truly fancy, and so are the pictures in this book. The story is sweet, with concise writing that packs much emotion and meaning in few words. I enjoy picture books that are wordier, but I am always delighted to find picture books that can deliver a story with restraint, because the less words on a page the more likely my young daughters will pay attention throughout the whole story. And in a picture book, the illustrations can carry a lot of the weight of the story, as they do here. Melding text with picture to create a more elaborate story is the proper use of the picture book format.As for the actual story in this book. Nancy is preparing for Christmas, which is a fancy holiday. She and her sister happily participate in various Christmas traditions: caroling around the neighborhood, wrapping presents, and picking a tree. Nancy's most excited, though, about decorating the Christmas tree. She bought a beautiful Christmas tree topper with her birthday money and can't wait to use it. Before her grandpa arrives to help decorate the tree, though, the unthinkable happens - Nancy accidentally breaks her tree topper. She is devastated. Her grandpa, though, has an idea of how to replace her fancy angel; together with her sister, they make a new fancy tree topper of their own. What a touching portrayal of love, the holidays, and the joy that comes from elements other than the store bought. Did I mention that Nancy has a little sister? Two sweetie girls, a mom, and a dad - just like our family. I am certainly looking for other books in the Fancy Nancy series.
karafrib on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fancy Nancy is back in Fancy Nancy: Splendiforous Christmas. Everyone in the Clancy household is excited as they prepare for Christmas. The family travels to get a tree, where they must compromise¿which, according to Nancy, means ¿purchasing the tree mom wants.¿ When they arrive home Nancy produces a spinning, lighted tree topper that she had bought the year before. The family usually waits for grandpa to come before they decorate the tree, but Nancy and her sister beg to just be able to put the topper on, and their parents allow it. Of course, the topper is amazing! Unfortunately, Nancy has an accident while waiting for her grandpa to arrive and the tree topper breaks! But, as grandpas tend to do, he makes everything better when he and Nancy make an ¿heirloom¿ tree topper together.This installment of the Fancy Nancy series is colorful, cheerful, and plenty of fun! The illustrations are full of funny details, and the text is full of Nancy¿s explanations about fancy words she uses. Readers of the series will be sure to enjoy this book, even though it ends a bit abruptly after grandpa fixes the tree topper problem. Nonetheless, the loveable Nancy with her precocious voice will have readers smiling throughout this holiday tale. Recommended for grades 1 ¿ 3.
pacollins on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I am late in coming to the party, but I am a new Fancy Nancy fan. I love how she expands children's vocabularies and she does so in her most recent title while having a "Splendiferous" Christmas.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the Fancy Nancy series, and this is my new favorite Christmas children's book. Fancy Nancy is excellent for teaching vocabulary, relatable for children, and the pictures are beautiful and intricate.  I particularly love that you can tell Nancy made her toys and bed frame from found objects at home.  I think this is a great story for kids!
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Well decorted book
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PersonallySpeaking More than 1 year ago
This is a gift for a girl who is 10 that collects the Fancy Nancy books. They are always fun to read, and we love the sparklies and fanciness fun! Always five stars from this family.
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