Read or Die: Book Reviews by Emily

“I Can Read! Fancy Nancy: The Dazzling Book Report” by Jane O’Connor, cover illustration by Robin Preiss Glasser, interior illustrations by Ted Enik

(Age 6 and up). Fancy Nancy loves Monday, because that’s the day that her class gets to go to the school library! Everyone borrows a book, and then their teacher announces that they will be doing book reports. Fancy Nancy is excited to do such a grown-up assignment, and she quickly gets to work on making an amazing cover for her book report, using yarn, beads, fringe, and markers. After working on it for days, the cover is finally finished…but the book report isn’t written yet, and it’s due tomorrow! Fancy Nancy thought that writing the words would be easy, since she remembers all the facts from the book she read, but now she’s too tired to write more than two sentences. What will she do when she gets to school?

Fancy Nancy is a great series for kids interested in ‘fancy’ words; for the most part, Fancy Nancy talks like most kids her age, but in every book, she occasionally uses more difficult than average vocabulary words and then explains what they mean. Kids just starting to read will relate to Fancy Nancy’s school adventures and challenges, and beautiful illustrations by Robin Preiss Glasser and Ted Enik really bring Fancy Nancy to life in all of her accessorized glory. Fancy word fans of all ages can enjoy this entertaining series for early readers. (4 out of 5 stars).

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (March 31, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061703680
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061703683 (Source of Publication Data: Amazon.com)

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