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Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Fun story shows that being unique is truly posh!

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age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

Great alternative to "princess" worship

When I first saw the Fancy Nancy merchandise I was not impressed - too much stuff! But then I actually read the books, and they won my heart. Far from being materialistic, Nancy is a creative kid who fashions "fancification" from everyday objects, is curious and thoughtful, and loves new ideas and new words. All in all, a great role model for my princess-obsessed daughter (who now looooooves Nancy). We will never move to a palace, but we did decorate her room "Fancy Nancy style" with garlands of tinsel from our tree and the bows that came on our Christmas presents!

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Fancy Nancy has that kind of independent spirit you hope every kid will develop and hold on to, and her exuberant, dramatic spirit shines in this book. FANCY NANCY AND THE POSH PUPPY is not just about wearing fancy dresses and acting glamorous. It's about making decisions and living with the consequences, the support of family members, working out differences, and giving people room to be themselves. It's also about enjoying the life that erupts around independent spirits, and having fun, even when things don't work out as you expected.

It's also about the words: As in the first book, new, exciting words are thrown in to glam up the story, and the pages are packed with fancy details that are both frilly and humorous. Kids will enjoy the word play, the silly scenes, and all of Nancy's very posh outfits. And everyone will appreciate the way this story turns out.

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