Fancy Nancy's Favorite Fancy Words by Jane O'Connor
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"Bonjour, everybody, I think fancy words are almost like magic. You can take a plain word like feather and-presto change-o!-turn it into something special...a plume! Fancy words also sound beautiful and are fun to say, especially ones in French! (Bonjour means hello). So here is a compendium (that's fancy for collection) just for you of my absolutely favorite fancy words. Use one in a sentence, it's like adding sprinkles to vanilla ice cream!" -- Nancy.

From everyone's favorite fancy girl, Fancy Nancy, comes an alphabetical guide to enhancing your vocabulary. Why say the word beautiful when you can say fancy words like exquisite, gorgeous and ravishing? Why use English words like magnificent when the French word, magnifique, sounds so much better? And why be understated (that's a fancy word for plain), when you can be fancy and speak words like rejoice, extravaganza, and draperies? With this A-to-Z guide from Fancy Nancy, enhancing your vocabulary with big, fancy words is not only educational, it's also fun!

 

About Jane O'Connor

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Jane O'Connor is the author of more than thirty books for children, including Nina, Nina Ballerina, illustrated by DyAnne DiSalvo, and the Fancy Nancy picture book series. Ms. O'Connor lives with her family in ever-posh 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. Dan Gutman has written many weird books for kids. He lives in New Jersey (a very weird place) with his weird wife and two weird children. Dave Keane always loved monsters as a kid. Halloween was his favorite holiday, and he dreamed of becoming a werewolf or a vampire when he grew up. Instead he became a children's book writer and illustrator. Now he and his wife stay busy raising three little monsters of their own in Northern California. Jeff Brown created the beloved character of Flat Stanley as a bedtime story for his sons. He has written other outrageous books about the Lambchop family, including Flat Stanley, Stanley and the Magic Lamp, Invisible Stanley, Stanley's Christmas Adventure, Stanley in Space, and Stanley, Flat Again!
 
Published December 7, 2010 by HarperCollins. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Kids even slightly drawn to sesquipedalianism (the use of long words) will love these logodaedalian (verbally clever) vocabulary books. <REVIEW PUBLISHER=Reed Business Information-US RELEASED

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Fancy Nancy pirouettes into middle-grade territory with the launch of a mystery series that has her emulating another famous Nancy—Nancy Drew.

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The world has never seemed fancier to Nancy than at Christmas: there's abundant snow, the house is decked out in lights and, on Christmas Eve, Nancy has a special angel tree topper to hang.

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As O'Connor explains in a foreword, “When you use [a fancy word] 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.

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