Splendiferous Christmas (Fancy Nancy)
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What could be fancier than Christmas?
Presents with elegant wrapping paper, festive decorations, Christmas cookies with sprinkles—and who could forget the tree? After all, there is no such thing as too much tinsel. Ooh la la! This year, Nancy is especially excited about decorating the Christmas tree. She bought a brand-new sparkly tree topper with her own money and has been waiting for Christmas to come. But when things don't turn out the way Nancy planned, will Christmas still be splendiferous?
In this merriest of stories from bestselling duo Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser, Nancy proves once again that a little fancying up can go a long, festive way!
- Amazon Sales Rank: #51354 in Books
- Brand: Harper Collins
- Published on: 2011-08-23
- Released on: 2011-08-23
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 11.00" h x .38" w x 9.00" l, .94 pounds
- Binding: Hardcover
- 32 pages
Holiday season for Fancy Nancy means a decorated house, delectable goodies, and the opportunity to finally use the angel tree topper she bought last summer with her own money. The tree topper is everything the box promised: it spins, it flashes, it changes colors. But a fight with the dog results in a knocked-over tree and a broken topper. Grandpa to the rescue, and Nancy loves her homemade tree topper as much as the fancy one, which stretches credulity a bit. However, Christmas is the perfect time for all sorts of fancy doings, which the always-fun artwork makes abundantly and amusingly clear. Preschool-Grade 1. --Ilene Cooper
About the Author
Jane O’Connor is an editor at a major publishing house who has written more than seventy books for children, including the New York Times bestselling Fancy Nancy series. She resides (that’s fancy for lives) with her family in New York City.
Desde la publicacion de Nancy la Elegante, el closet de Jane O’Connor cuenta con tantas boas, coronas y atuendos brillantes que a veces sus amigas no la reconocen por la calle. Aun reside (esa es una palabra elegante para decir que vive) en la ciudad de Nueva York con su familia y su companero canino, Arrow.
Robin Preiss Glasser actually wore tiaras and tutus when she danced with the Pennsylvania Ballet. Now she happily spends her days in jeans, drawing. She has illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including the bestselling Fancy Nancy series. She won the Children’s Choice Award for Best Illustrator of the Year for Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet. Robin and her family live in Southern California.
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By Amazon Customer
I initially got the book because I wanted my daughter to see the play. So she could compare the two & pick up on any differences & she did both. She loved the book & the play. She has many of Fancy Nancy's books. These was just one more to add to her collection. Considering big words are her thing she'll continue to develop her vocabulary in the fanciest way possible. Lol
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
Finally! A lovely non Santa Christmas story! Fancy Nancy is amazing!
By Heather B
My daughter has asked me to read this book every day since Christmas Eve. We're three weeks past Christmas so I better hurry and order more Fancy Nancy books. This story is wonderful and my 3 year old loves it. She actually used the word devastated the other night when I told her to get out of the tub! The story is so sweet and I'm glad that although you do see cookies and things out for Santa, the focus of the story is not gifts and the man in red. We don't teach Santa in our home so it's very refreshing. It's just about family and making your Christmas special in whatever way you can. Five stars!
32 of 33 people found the following review helpful.
Reading Fancy Nancy Will Make You Smarter!
I bought my granddaughter, Mary Mace, her first Fancy Nancy book when she was just 3 years old in 2007. She fell head over high heels in love with the witty, sparkly Nancy and her over-the-top ways. Since January of 2007, I have bought her every Fancy Nancy book and she devoured them, memorizing the story as her mother read them to her.
When she got this book last week, she immediately called me. She's now almost 6 years old and in kindergarten. She said, "Grammy, I love, love, love the new Fancy Nancy book. It's utterly splendiferous!" I laughed and asked her about the story and she told me all about it. Then my daughter got on the phone and told me that Mary Mace was recently tested and promoted to a first grade reader because she's so far ahead of the other children. Her teacher was amazed by how many 'big' words Mary Mace knew. My daughter and I both agreed that Fancy Nancy played a huge part in expanding Mary Mace's vocabulary. Each book is full of exciting, fun words and synonyms and the artwork is fabulous and glittering.
If you're looking for a book to make a little girl extremely happy this year for Christmas, I highly recommend this book and all of the Fancy Nancy books. They're not only fun, but also educational!