Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
O'Connor, Jane.
New York : HarperCollins, 2006
IL K-3, RL 2.3
ISBN 0060542101

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

Meet Nancy.  She loves being fancy.  Everything she does is done a bit fancier than everyone else.  She even speaks fancier.  She calls purple fuscia  and feathers are plumes.  She gets a bit annoyed with her family though.  None of them care about being fancy.  What's a girl to do?

Booktalk #2

Fancy Nancy knows how to add that extra touch of pizzazz and flair to all of her outfits. Dressed in a collection of glittery jeweled crowns and an assortment of frilly princess or ballerina dresses she is always a feast for the eyes. Even her words are fancy. Instead of purple, she says “fuchsia” and her feathered pen is a pen with a “plume.” The problem is Fancy Nancy’s family is not fancy. However, she finds a clever solution to solve the problem. “Learn to be fancy with lessons from Nancy. Start today! Easy! Fun! Free!,” her ad reads. Share the hilarious antics that occur when the whole family becomes fancy and goes out to eat at The King’s Crown.  (Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Awards nominee, 2008-2009)

SUBJECTS:     Individuality -- Fiction.
                        Clothing and dress -- Fiction.
                        Manners and customs -- Fiction.
                        Family life -- Fiction.
                        Humorous stories.
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