Fancy Nancy's favorite fancy words From accessories to zany

Jane O'Connor

Book - 2008

Fancy Nancy provides one or more of her favorite fancy words for each letter of the alphabet, defines them, and uses some in sentences that show what they mean to her, such as that she yearns-- wants really badly-- to visit Paris someday.

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Picture books
New York : HarperCollinsPublishers 2008.
Main Author
Jane O'Connor (-)
Other Authors
Robin Preiss-Glasser (illustrator)
1st ed
Physical Description
unpaged : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Contents unavailable.
Review by Booklist Review

Fancy Nancy's many fans will want this alphabetically organized list of fancy words. Designed to expand vocabulary, the book places one new word and its definition on a page, then offers a sentence to show its use in context. For instance, accessories is defined as fancy extra stuff. The sentence, which explains that Nancy has more fancy stuff than anybody else in the world, is bolstered by an ink-and-watercolor illustration, featuring Nancy covered in bows and boas, ribbons and wrappings. The vocabulary builders include great words such as improvise and parasol but kids will have fun with the concept, too.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2008 Booklist

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Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

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) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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Review by School Library Journal Review

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 (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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