Fancy Nancy's Favorite Fancy Words: From Accessories to Zany
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)