Monday, October 25, 2010

Fancy Nancy and the Fabulous Fashion Boutique by Jane O'Connor

While shopping for her sister’s birthday present Nancy discovers the most beautiful fan at Belle’s Fabulous Fashion Boutique.  But Nancy is broke, having spent all of her money on her sister’s present.  Never fear, Nancy has a plan. She’ll open up her own fabulous fashion boutique.  She’ll have the money to buy that fan in no time.  Business is grand until her sister sets her heart on a rhinestone necklace Nancy is selling to someone else. Despite a tremendous temper tantrum, Nancy sells the necklace to another customer; giving her enough money to purchase the fabulous fan.  But Nancy’s excitement dwindles away when her sister catchers her wrapping her birthday present and wants to know if it’s the pretty necklace.  What’s a good sister to do?
As with the other stories about Fancy Nancy, O’Connor manages to tell an engaging story, teach a little lesson, and throw in some fancy new vocabulary words.  Fancy Nancy fans will not be disappointed with this latest installment.

Recommended for ages Kindergarten through3rd grade.

Mrs. Archer’s rating: 5 of 5 (for both the story and the illustrations)


  1. I love the Fancy Nancy books! I do like the messages that come across in these stories. If I taught a lower grade than 5th, I would definitely use them in the classroom. Great review :)

  2. Jennifer you should talk to your librarian and see if she would be willing to do a special activity using one of the Fancy Nancy books with your students. I'm a big believer in picture books for all ages. I also understand that as a classroom teacher you have a tight schedule. But perhaps the librarian might have more time. The biggest challenge though would be in engaging the boys. Fancy Nancy might not be on their list of preferred books. :)

    Mrs. Archer