Nancy's best friend, Bree, needs new glasses. When she shows up at school the next day in a lovely pair of lavender spectacles (that's a fancy word of “glasses”) with a sparkly case, Nancy finds herself with a growing case of jealousy. She even decides that she, too, may need glasses. Not one to miss an opportunity to be fabulous, Nancy comes up with a solution that satisfies her need for pizazz, but still maintains her friendship with Bree. Word lists at the end of each book reinforce newly learned vocabulary and general verbal fanciness. Simple text plays on the desires of young children, making Fancy Nancy easily relate-able, and a joy to read. 32 pages
Recommended by Jamequa Summerall, Librarian.