Monday, May 9, 2016

Fancy Nancy ~ for a birthday

Fancy Nancy: Bonjour, Butterfly ~ by Jane O'Connor, illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser, 2008, children's
Fancy Nancy thinks butterflies are simply exquisite, and that is why she can't wait for her friend Bree's butterfly-themed birthday party.   It's going to be the fanciest birthday party ever!  But when Nancy finds out she can't go because her grandparents' fiftieth anniversary party is the same day, she is furious.  (Mad is way too plain for how she feels.)  Will Nancy be able to overcome her disappointment?  Her family's outing might just be extraordinary enough to make her feel better.
Last week may have been children's book week, but this week is birthday week.  Today I'll put this book in the mail for my oldest great-grandchild.  Raegan will be seven years old on Thursday the 12th, so I hope this book isn't too young for her.  It does have big words she can learn, however, words like "exquisite" (fancier than "beautiful") and "iridescent" (fancy word for "shiny") and "elegant" (fancier than "fancy") and "gorgeous" (another fancy way to say "beautiful") and "furious" (since "mad" was way too plain for how she felt).

I'll enclose a note with the book, asking Raegan to search for the fancy word "sublime," which is on a heart-shaped pillow.  Maybe her mother or father will help her look it up to learn what that word means.
Added on Thursday, May 12th:

The book arrived, and Raegan is excited about it.

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