Fancy Nancy And The Boy From Paris (I Can Read, Level 1)

There's a new boy in school, and he's from Paris. Oo-la-la, Nancy is in heaven. A new friend from France. She wants to talk about the Eiffel Tower, he wants to read about cowboys. When Nancy shows Robert her Eiffel Tower poster, she learns that that Paris isn't just in France.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Humor and a fast-moving story will encourage kids to keep turning the page as they learn to read with Fancy Nancy.

Content Awareness Factors:


Little Kid Reaction
Our first grader likes Fancy Nancy, especially the French vocabulary. She needed a little help with some of the new words (in English and French), but handled most of the book well. The story stuck with her, because she applied some of Nancy's logic to other events in her life.
Big Kid Reaction
This is an I Can Read Book, but it flows just as well as the other Fancy Nancy picture books. It has more text than some Level 1 books, but it is filled with sight words and repetition that aid both comprehension and confidence.
Type of Book:
This is an early reader that blends humor in a story about friendship and assumptions.
Educational Themes:
Although the story is largely intended to encourage and assist new readers, there are opportunities to pause and ask "What do you think will happen?" or "Why do you think is?" You can add to your French vocabulary list, talk about friendship, geography, the perils of assumptions, and being open to new things.
Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
6 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
Read by 7-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. Most I Can Read Books serve a purpose and have a limited shelf life. This is fun to share with pre-readers (preschoolers and Kindergartners) and is likely to be read repeatedly by new readers. Because it is text-heavy, it will probably last longer th

Title Fancy Nancy and the Boy from Paris

Fancy Nancy Easy Reader Series
I Can Read, Level 1

Author Jane O'Connor
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers © 2008
Illustrators Robin Preiss Glasser , Ted Enik
ISBN 9780061236105
Material Hard Cover
Cost $3.99
Genres Friendship, Humor
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