Monday, March 30, 2009

Fancy Nancy Explorer Extraordinaire! by Jane O'connor and Robin Preiss Glasser


In this smaller formatted book, Fancy Nancy and her friend Bree step outside to examine the
world of outdoors. Fancy Nancy's explorer outfit still includes pink bows, curls, frills, and cute shoes. "Just because you're exploring doesn't mean you can't be fancy!" Readers are introduced to two new characters: Nancy's younger sister and Bree's younger brother Freddie. Vocabulary building centers around names of insects, butterflies, flowers and leaves as the girls research and take notes on backyard nature. In addition, readers cannot help but be impressed with Nancy and Bree's wishes of possibly becoming a lepidopterist and ornithologist.....fancy words for people who study butterflies and birds.

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