by Jane O’Connor, illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser
Ages 5-7, 32 pages
Fancy Nancy doesn’t enjoy ordinary words and every day is fabulous. Fancy Nancy is a book series and she’s a little drama queen who loves anything French, frilly, and pink. This Fancy Nancy book is more a vocabulary book from A to Z than an actual story. Nancy uses extravagant and bold words instead of common words. This is a wonderful series, because children learn new words to replace boring and overused words. For example, Fancy Nancy believes gorgeous and glamorous are better than beautiful, loves lavender not purple, yearns to visit Paris, and is a xenophile who loves foreign things.You’ll fall in love with this outrageous girl who adores dramatic and lavish words.