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Old 09-23-2011, 08:26 AM   #1
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Tell me about Fancy Nancy

Hopefully this is the right spot for this. I've seen all this Fancy Nancy stuff lately and I'm just wondering about it. Can you mama's share?

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Old 09-23-2011, 08:51 AM   #2
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It's a popular series of picture books and beginning readers. Nancy likes being fancy, but her family is so plain. The series uses a lot of "fancy" vocabulary and then explains it in simple terms that children understand.

My DD LOVES Fancy Nancy and I love hearing advanced vocabulary coming from my (then) 2yo. It helps that we use advanced vocabulary in our home anyway, but there is nothing like hearing your 2yo tell you that dinner was delectable or that a painting is exquisite. We have 4 of the hardcover picture books and 4 of the beginning readers. DD wants us to read them to her all the time. I suspect that more of the readers will make it into her stocking this year.

ETA: Here is a link for the first of the hardcover picture books and here is a link for one of the beginning readers.
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I thing they are great. Nancy does many interesting things, while wearing a feather boa. It doesn't reinforce stereotypes at all.
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Fancy Nancy is very popular here too. Some of the hard covers are more picture books that are fun read alouds, and some are more detailed and take a long time to read, but might appeal more to slightly older kids. The illustrations are great and entertaining.
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I LOVE fancy nancy. Probably cause it reminds me of me as a kid. I would recommend checking out some books from the library!
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Re: Tell me about Fancy Nancy

I've never been able to bring myself to pick up the books, largely because of the little girl dressed like a drag queen on the cover.
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Both my 3yo and 1yo are obsessed with her. And they both use the words she uses, like they refer to their nightgowns as 'peignoirs', it's too funny! I think it's cute, and the books are fun and interesting, I don't have any problems with it at all.

ETA: My 1yo calls her 'sancy nancy'. Love it!
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I've never been able to bring myself to pick up the books, largely because of the little girl dressed like a drag queen on the cover.
Oh come on I totally dressed like that when I was little! I mean looking back it's ridiculous but it was all in fun, now if only I had some pictures...
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My nearly 7 yr old DD still loves Fancy Nancy after many years. We have at least 15 of the books and more on the way. Last year we threw my DD a 6th birthday soirée and invited all her little girlfriends. Best party ever!!
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Oh come on I totally dressed like that when I was little! I mean looking back it's ridiculous but it was all in fun, now if only I had some pictures...
I told my 3yo to go and get dressed the other morning, and this is how she came out! LOL. Yeah, not exactly what I was thinking...

ETA: Note she still has her PJs on... she just added ACCESSORIES!

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