Fancy Nancy Poison Ivy Expert (I Can Read! Level 1: Beginning Reading)

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

Fancy Nancy Poison Ivy Expert (I Can Read! Level 1: Beginning Reading)

When Nancy picks flowers for Ms. Glass's surprise party, she is overjoyed--until she discovers an unpleasant surprise of her own! How could Nancy, practically a poison ivy expert, come down with something so unfancy?

In this hilarious new addition to the Fancy Nancy I Can Read series, Nancy realizes that even experts can always learn something new. With her boundless spirit and dynamic flair, Nancy is sure to leave young readers itching for more!

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School Library Journal

K-Gr 2Fancy Nancy thinks she knows all there is to know about poison ivy. However, when she picks a beautiful big bouquet of wildflowers for her teacher's birthday, she ends up itching all over. While convalescing at home, Nancy decides to research poison ivy to become a real expert. Her neighbor brings her some cream that she has made from jewelweed, which helps Nancy's skin begin to heal. She visits her friend Bree, who has planned a surprise party for her, with dancing to the rock-and-roll song "Poison Ivy." Nancy is a spirited character, and her personality makes this beginning reader both fun and funny. She has a whimsical flair for living her life with style and animation. Nancy relishes big words (all parenthetically defined) with an occasional French phrase thrown in just for spark. The text has short sentences and easily decoded words. Illustrations are charmingly rendered in ink and watercolor, with lots of comical detail.Mary Hazelton, Elementary Schools in Warren & Waldoboro, ME Copyright 2009 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
December 30, 2008
I Can Read! Level 1: Beginning Reading
BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV043000 - Juvenile Fiction | Readers | Beginner
Library of Congress categories
Poison ivy
Fancy Nancy

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