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Old 09-23-2011, 09:26 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, 09:51 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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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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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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jeebee, she looks fabulous. Wish I had some pictures of the outfits my mom let me go out in.

Is there something like this that's a little more boy-ish? The hubs isn't to stuck on gender specific things, but this may test those limits, lol.
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ETA: My 1yo calls her 'sancy nancy'. Love it!
So cute!! And your older dd looks fabulous!


So far all I've seen are some of the products, a few book covers, and hundred million moms talking about how much their girls love her! My dd has a major feminine streak and loves to dress up, so I think she'd love these books, but I tend to be really careful about exposure to certain things for my kids. Like, no barbies here, as long as I can help it. If a barbie enters our house I'll probably chuck it... Feminine and fabulous, yes please! But 3 yo in high heels, I'm just not sure.

I'd love more feedback on her! Thanks!
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