From the dazzling bestselling duo Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser, a picture book with an educational twist for the fancy girl with an even fancier vocabulary.
Fancy words are simply fascinating! Learn how to speak fancy with help from Nancy in this A–Z guide.
From everyone's favorite fancy girl comes an alphabetical guide to enhancing vocabulary. Why say "beautiful" when there are fancy words like "gorgeous" and "glamorous"? Instead of "hello," try "bonjour," which is French and so much fancier! An umbrella will keep you dry, but a parasol will make you feel like a Hollywood movie star!
With this helpful A-to-Z guide, Fancy Nancy shows that making plain words into fancy ones is not only educational, it's fun. Glossary of words included.
Kids even slightly drawn to sesquipedalianism (the use of long words) will love these logodaedalian (verbally clever) vocabulary books.Fancy Nancy's Favorite Fancy Words: From Accessories to ZanyJane O'Connor, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser. HarperCollins, (32p) Building on O'Connor and Glasser's bestselling series, ultimate girly-girl Fancy Nancy makes vocabulary glamorous in this A "Z compendium ( That's fancy for collection ). As O'Connor explains in a foreword, When you use in a sentence, it's like adding sprinkles to vanilla ice cream! The chosen words are generally helpful (hostess, wardrobe, understated) rather than precocious (ooh la la!), and reflect Fancy Nancy's special style. For example, to introduce the word improvise, as in I wanted a canopy bed so I had to improvise. I used a sheet, a mop, and a broom, Glasser shows the minimaven lolling in bed with bonbons and a tea tray, broomsticks supporting a canopy of perfectly ruffled gingham. Ooh la la, indeed! Ages 4-7.
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Fancy Nancy's favorite fancy words
I loved this book because the words were in alphabetical order and I knew some of them.