Fancy Nancy: Explorer Extraordinaire

Book review by Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media
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age 5+

Exploring the outdoors, with a Fancy Nancy twist.

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age 8+

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age 5+

Nature isn't gross - even the creepy-crawly part

My daughter is not a fan of bugs - in fact, she will scream at the approach of an ant. But she loves this book, and I love the message that exploration and even bugs are "fancy" girl activities. It has given us lots of jumping off points for conversations. I also love the sub-plot about respecting and including younger siblings!

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age 10+

Not the Nancy I grew to love

I went to go buy this one the moment it came out. I figured my own little 'Fancy Nancy' would love it as much as she does her beginning readers. At the book store I looked it over with my husband and he shook his head. There was plenty of fancy words...but there was little discussion in context to help explain what these word meant. Lots of scientific speak...little of the wonderfully played converational style that 'Nancy' has used before to help tiny readers keep up. Even the book store clerk shook her head and said, "I know...it's not the same. We were left dissapointed in this installment in an otherwise wonderful series.

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