Friday, January 30, 2009

Read This: Fancy Nancy

by Jane O'Connor
illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser

Is there a princess in your family?  This is a funny and touching story about Nancy, who fancifies everything she touches.  She doesn't understand how her family can be so not-fancy, when being fancy is so much fun!   She finally decides that her family needs fancy lessons.

I can appreciate that this story not only tells a good story, but also has found an enjoyable way to teach new vocabulary (that's a fancy word for words).

When was the last time you were fancy?  A better question for me would be, when was the last time you weren't wearing a ponytail?  Pull on all the fancy things you can find and go out for ice cream as a fancy family.  I'm sure it will be one of those experiences your princess will be saying in years to come, "Remember when..."

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JT and Lizzie Davis said...

Oooo I looove this book!

Holly said...

I second that, Lizzie. Yes, the Hinckley girls can recommend this one very highly. Check out the entire Fancy Nancy series. Your life will be better with Fancy Nancy in it.