Splendid Speller (I Can Read Level 1)
Young readers will relate to Nancy's test-taking dilemma in this Fancy Nancy I Can Read story from the New York Times bestselling team Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser.
Nancy loves spelling. She can spell fun words like "happy" and French words like chien (that means "dog") and even long words like "splendid." But when Ms. Glass's spelling test is harder than Nancy anticipated, the self-professed spelling prodigy faces a tough decision that pits her pride against her principles.
Fancy Nancy: Splendid Speller 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. Whether shared at home or in a classroom, the short sentences, familiar words, and simple concepts of Level One books support success for children eager to start reading on their own.
HarperCollins, 9780062001757, 32pp.
Publication Date: January 4, 2011
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.