Fancy Nancy: The Dazzling Book Report (I Can Read! Level 1: Beginning Reading)

by Jane O'Connor (Author) Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator)

Fancy Nancy: The Dazzling Book Report (I Can Read! Level 1: Beginning Reading)

Nancy's first book report is sure to be dazzling. After all, she is the second-best artist in her class. She is using beads, fringe, and a fancy border. And she is writing about Sacajawea, a true-life heroine. What could go wrong?

Join Nancy as she learns that you can't judge a book report by its cover! With simple text and vibrant illustrations, this newest addition to the Fancy Nancy I Can Read series will delight readers young and old.

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School Library Journal

K-Gr 1 Monday is Library Day and Fancy Nancy is thrilled that she gets to pick out a book ("It is like getting a present for a week!") and write a report about a real person. She chooses Sacajawea, "]a princess [who] lived two hundred years ago out West." Somehow, however, Nancy is only able to concentrate on the artistic masterpiece she creates for the cover of her assignment, and leaves herself time to write a report of only two sentences before falling asleep. The girl needs a true heroine to come to the rescue when she presents her report, and her understanding teacher rises to the occasion. The text contains short sentences, an easy-on-the-eyes font size, and plenty of white space. New "fancy" words are defined throughout the text and in a glossary. This artistic endeavor is accompanied by the expected colorfully detailed illustrations. A welcome addition for independent readers. --Mary Elam, Learning Media Services Plano ISD, TX

Copyright 2009 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
March 20, 2009
I Can Read! Level 1: Beginning Reading

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