Book Review: Fancy Nancy-The Dazzling Book Report

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About The Book: The Dazzling Book Report

Fancy Nancy books are always fun to read! This time, Nancy is working on her book report about Sacajawea.  You know, a princess who lived two hundred years ago out West. What happens next is that Nancy only manages to write two sentences for her report before falling fast asleep. Yet, she produces a masterpiece of artwork by using beads, fringe and a fancy border for her cover. Her teacher is very kind to give Nancy a chance to share in class what the book is all about. Crestfallen and Biography are just a few of the big words children will learn!

**** stars!

Fancy Nancy books are a magnet for little girls because the stories are delightful. The main character, Nancy (modern diva) is full of frills and so colorfully illustrated in bright details. Each story has a straight forward lesson, while the books are educational, too. So, teachers will love these cute books as well. I recommend these books to you and can't wait to read them along with my new granddaughter when she grows up. Buy it!
Fancy Nancy: The Dazzling Book Report (I Can Read Book 1)

Product Details

  • Reading level: Ages 4-8
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (March 31, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061703680
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061703683


Jane O'Connor is the author of more than thirty books for children, including the New York Times bestselling Fancy Nancy series, illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser, and the Nina, Nina Ballerina stories, illustrated by Dyanne Disalvo-Ryan. Fancy Nancy was nominated for the Quill Award for Best Picture Book in 2007. The Emperor's Silent Army: Terra Cotta Warriors of Ancient China won Booklist's Best Nonfiction Book for Young Readers in 2000. Jane has two grown sons. She was born, bred and still lives in New York City with her husband and their canine companion, Arrow.

About the Illustrator:

Robin Preiss Glasser actually wore tiaras and tutus when she danced with the Pennsylvania Ballet for eleven years. Now she happily spends her days in jeans and glasses, drawing such bestsellers as Fancy Nancy by Jane O'Connor and America: A Patriotic Primer by Lynne Cheney. Robin lives in Southern California with her husband, Bob, children Sasha and Benjamin, and their puppy, Boo, whom they still love even after she ate the living room sofa.

Another post about one of Jane O'Connor's Fancy Nancy series is at:

Here are more delightful books you might like!

Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy by Jane O'Connor.
Nancy wants to adopt a special puppy so that she is no longer the only fancy member of her family, but after a day of puppy sitting a papillon, she realizes that being fancy is not always the most important thing.

Annie and Snowball and the Dress-up Birthday:
The first book of their adventures / Cynthia Rylant.
Annie and her pet rabbit, Snowball, invite Henry and Mudge to a dress-up birthday party, but there is some confusion about what the guests are supposed to wear.

The Dress I'll Wear to the Party by Shirley Neitzel.
In cumulative verses and rebuses a girl describes how she is dressing up in her mother's party things.

What Can You Do With a Shoe? by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers.

A boy and girl playing dress up ask the reader for imaginative and real uses of a shoe, a chair, a hat, a cup, a broom, and finally a bed.

Happy Reading,
-- LadyD

“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.” — C. S. Lewis

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