Fancy Nancy Sees Stars (I Can Read Book 1 Series)

Fancy Nancy Sees Stars (I Can Read Book 1 Series)


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Nancy can hardly wait for her class visit to the planetarium in this Fancy Nancy story from the beloved New York Times bestselling author-illustrator team Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser.

Nancy absolutely adores stars. She loves how they sparkle in the sky, and she can even name the constellations. When she finds out her class will visit the planetarium she is ecstatic—that's a fancy word for excited. But when it starts to rain Nancy is afraid she might not be able to see the stars. Will the rain keep Nancy from watching stars sparkle?

Fancy Nancy Sees Stars is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. The back matter features a list of the rich vocabulary words that are used throughout the story along with their definition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061236112
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/30/2008
Series: Fancy Nancy Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 15,979
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 470L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Jane O’Connor is an editor at a major publishing house who has written more than seventy books for children, including the New York Times bestselling Fancy Nancy series. She resides (that’s fancy for lives) with her family in New York City.

Robin Preiss Glasser actually wore tiaras and tutus when she danced with the Pennsylvania Ballet. Now she happily spends her days in jeans, drawing. She has illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including the bestselling Fancy Nancy series. She won the Children’s Choice Award for Best Illustrator of the Year for Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet. Robin and her family live in Southern California.

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Fancy Nancy Sees Stars 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fancy Nancy is a delightful character that my young girls love to read about. The 7 year old girl I watch enjoys reading these books (and I enjoy hearing her read them) because of the higher vocabulary level. It is gratifying to see her read right through challenging words. Afterwards we make sure we go through the vocabulary for comprehension, learning many wonderful things along the way. In addition to that, the story is interesting and the illustrations enchanting.
slaydon More than 1 year ago
the fancy nacy series is really a great series for young readrs my daughter is in first grade this yea (09) and she loves the fancy nacy series. she learns new words that challenge her reading while having enough that she can read on her own so she gains confidence to read. the character has real life situations she goes through that my daughter can connect with.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
my daughter LOVES fancy nancy right now.. and this is her 4th book about FANCY is fun and easy to read out loud, and helps motivate her to navigate her beginning reading skills.
SV More than 1 year ago
We love the Fancy Nancy series. We only hope that the author will continue writing stories that grow with our child. Our daughter has jumped up a level or 2 in her reading and I think it would be great to have books that build on Fancy Nancy's theme and also teach more complicated French. The books currently available are mostly for Level 1 readers. Cheers!
SuzySW More than 1 year ago
My daughters love the Fancy Nancy series and it has improved their vocabulary.
danainthe904 More than 1 year ago
Fancy Nancy is always a favorite and these reader books go one step further allowing early readers to enjoy the books on their own.
adaniel11 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Genre: Realistic FictionReview: The author stays true to the genre of realistic fiction by creating a believable story about a little girl and her class who are study the stars. The prepare for a fieldtrip to the planetarium. Media: Acrylic
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I read the original Fancy Nancy book to my nieces, and, at the time, thought that the effect of Nancy stopping every other word to explain that "That's a fancy word for so-and-so" was a little annoying. Having now read several of the early readers, I can honestly say that it is MUCH less annoying when you're not the one reading the book aloud!My niece (who is six and entering the first grade in a week!) found this book easy enough to read with only a little help from me. Help largely consisted of asking her to sound out a word a second time, asking her if the sentence "makes sense" the way she read it, or asking if she's SURE she saw a d (or b, or w) in that word. There were a few words I had to read *for* her, but not more than I'd expect from this style of book. However, it should be noted that she was one of the better readers in her kindergarten class.The "fancy" words in this book range from the more useful (planetarium) to the more obscure (al fresco). I will note that this book writes "al fresco" as one word, which is very annoying for the simple reason that it is wrong.I also want to say that there are some areas that show a really fun way of using language - the sentence "sprinkles make them sparkle" has become my private catchphrase du jour! (That's a fancy word for "of the day", as in "soup du jour of the day".) And while it doesn't take poetic genius to compare how the rain goes "drip drip drip" with how Nancy's tears go "drip drip drip", it is the sort of sentence you don't always see in early readers - as though authors think that poetry or fun will make the book hard to read!I will also note that there are an awful lot of sentences on each page. This is a good book for kids in the later stage of "beginning readers", I think, not in the very early stage.
katitefft on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Fancy Nancy books are wonderful realistic fiction books. Nancy could be a real girl that loves words and learning new things. These easy reader Fancy Nancy books will hopefully inspire readers to learn new words and new information about interesting subjects as well. Fancy Nancy certainly loves what she is learning about in this books, stars and meteors that sparkle and shine.
dbhutch on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the 1st Fancy Nancy she read. Nancy's class was taking a night trip to the planetarium but a storm keeps everyone from going. Nancy's parents take her and a friend into the back yard to look at the stars where she sees a meteor. The next day the teacher says next week we will go seeing everyone missed the trip because of the storm.
ericarhenry on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a really cute book that's pretty educational too. Nancy and her class are learning about stars and constellations and the book teaches what constellations are and a little bit about the solar system. Nancy and her class are supposed to go to a planetarium, but the field trip gets rained out and it's cancelled until next week. Her family ends up having their own little sky show at home so things turn out ok. The Fancy Nancy books are great because they expose kids to "fancy" words. In this book, some of the words they learn are orbit, brilliant, and al fresco. I think it's a great idea to mix these words into books for young kids so they get some good vocabulary exposure at a young age, even if they don't remember the definitions. It makes the book more fun.
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omadeb More than 1 year ago
Fancy Nancy has fun thinking about the stars and visiting the planetarium. Nancy uses more colorful words and tells you their meanings. The story gets pretty intense when you are not sure if they will make it to the night sky show! It was nice when the family makes their own sky show and has a lot of fun doing it simply! It made me think that when you are young simple things are sometimes the best. As a grandmother it made me reflect how when I was a child simple things were great. Fancy Nancy also taught us about the difference between stars, planets, and meteors!
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I love this book it is so fun to read bye itttttttttttt
RCSTYLE More than 1 year ago
It's a cute book for any young reader or tot that likes to be read to. I enjoy Fancy Nancy's great imagination and style.