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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