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Fancy Nancy by Jane O'Connor
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Fancy Nancy (2005)

by Jane O'Connor

Other authors: Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator)

Series: Fancy Nancy (Picture Book 1)

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Nancy lives her life in the fanciest way possible. She notices her family is not fancy at all therefore she attempts to teach them how to be act and dress fancy. This is a great book to teach students the importance of family. ( )
  Danielle_Rojas | Nov 26, 2018 |
Nancy lives her life in the fanciest way possible. However, her family doesn’t dress or act fancy at all. Nancy teaches her family how to be fancy and they go eat at a restaurant in their fanciest outfits. This is a good book to teach the importance of family. ( )
  AmberLynn1213 | Oct 28, 2018 |
This book was enjoyable for a couple reasons. I enjoyed the language used. The language gave Nancy a personality. There was pattern to what she was saying in which she used terms she thought were fancier than others. For example, she used the word “stupendous” and said, “that’s a fancy word for great.” She also used the word “fuchsia” and said, “that’s a fancy way of saying purple.” This went on throughout the story as she narrated.
The character development was also nice to read. Nancy seemed all prim and proper throughout the story, thinking she needed to change her family to be “fancy,” in which they played along. In the end, after she ruined her fanciness when spilling the parfaits at the restaurant, she knew she loved her family no matter what and that there was not fanciness to that. Her exact words were, “And all I say back is ‘I love you.’ Because there isn’t a fancy- or better- way of saying that.” She learns love is all natural.
The overall message to this story is to accept who you are, but do not forget that true friends and family will love you no matter what. Whether Nancy was fancy or not, her family supported and loved her all the same. They went out to dinner in fancy clothing for her, helped her back home when she had made a mess, and still tucked her into bed after it was all over with an “I love you.” ( )
  maddieschaefer | Oct 9, 2018 |
Summary:Nancy shows her family what it is like to be fancy by wearing a tiara, sparkly shoes, being full of color, and full of embellishment. Nancy tries teaching her family what it is like to dress and be fancy with their eating, words, and clothing.

Personal summary: This is a cute picture book about a little girl named Nancy that always wants to look fancy. This book is really cute for young children because it is full of humor and glitter.
  courtneytosto | Oct 1, 2018 |
The book "Fancy Nancy" is about a little girl named Nancy who wants to live a "fancy" lifestyle. In the book she talks about all the ways that she considers herself fancy. She often comes up with fancier words for everyday items. Even though she considers herself to be fancy, she does not think that her family is. Her family dresses up in glamorous attire to take Nancy out to dinner at a pizza restaurant. At the restaurant Nancy ends up spilling her "parfait" which is really ice cream all over herself. She then goes home because she no longer feels fancy anymore. Her parents make her a parfait when she gets home and thanks them for being fancy for the night. I loved this story and i think that it has a good message about family always being there for you, however, i think that some boys may think that this book would be too girly for them. ( )
  Loganhef | Sep 25, 2018 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060542098, Hardcover)

Meet Nancy, who believes that more is ALWAYS better when it comes to being fancy. From the top of her tiara down to her sparkly studded shoes, Nancy is determined to teach her family a thing or two about being fancy.

How Nancy transforms her parents and little sister for one enchanted evening makes for a story that is funny and warm -- with or without the frills.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:27 -0400)

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A young girl who loves fancy things helps her family to be fancy for one special night.

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