Fancy Nancy's Favorite Fancy Words: From Accessories to Zany
Release date: 04/01/2008
Kids even slightly drawn to sesquipedalianism (the use of long words) will love these logodaedalian (verbally clever) vocabulary books.
Building on O'Connor and Glasser's bestselling series, ultimate girly-girl Fancy Nancy makes vocabulary glamorous in this Aâ€“Z compendium (â€œThat's fancy for collectionâ€). As O'Connor explains in a foreword, â€œWhen you use [a fancy word] in a sentence, it's like adding sprinkles to vanilla ice cream!â€ 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 â€œimprovise,â€ as in â€œI wanted a canopy bed so I had to improvise. I used a sheet, a mop, and a broom,â€ 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. (May)