Saturday, May 13, 2017

Book Review: Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy (Children's Series)

This is a series that involves spotlighting wonderful Children's literature in both publishing worlds. This is a once or twice a month feature. Feel free to check out the series here. 

I can't give this one five stars because it just was missing something. I can't put my finger on what, but it just wasn't my favorite. 

I really liked the fancy words, the way she introduces children to new and novel words. This also became a bit awkward at times and became a little bit pretentious, which seems obnoxious to say about a kids book. Some of the new words your child will learn in this book are, posh which means fancy, merci which is French for thank you, ensembles which means groups of things, ecstatic which means happy, and spectacular. Your child will love learning new and different words. 

Exciting things are happening for Nancy's family. They have decided to let her have a dog, which is like one of her biggest dreams. She wants a particular puppy called a Papillion puppy, she got this great idea from her neighbor. Of course, her parents are unsure this is really the right puppy for their daughter. So she decides to watch their dog. Quickly she realizes this isn't the type of dog she wants. She goes to the shelter, which is the best place to adopt a dog, and finds a fancy mixed dog named Frenchy. This dog is the perfect one. Nancy couldn't be more excited. 

This is super cute and interesting. I really liked the art in this book. The illustrations are just darling, and the drawings of the dogs are the cutest dogs. It wasn't as cute as the first book. I really believe the novelty wore off. 

Goodreads Description: 

Fancy Nancy is back! And when her family decides to get a dog, she's certain she can be fancier than ever. 

After all, a papillon—a small, delicate, fluffy dog—is the ultimate accessory. But her family wants a large, plain dog. How unglamorous!

With Fancy Nancy's trademark humor and warmth, Nancy discovers that real fanciness does not depend simply on appearance but more on a genuine joie de vivre, which is a fancy phrase for having lots of fun. 

A Little Bit About The Author: 

Since the publication of Fancy Nancy, Jane O'Connor's closet now boasts so many boas, tiaras, and sparkly ensembles that sometimes friends do not recognize her on the street. She still resides (that's a fancy word for lives) in New York City with her family and their canine companion, Arrow. --from the publisher's website

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