Fancy Nancy: Poison Ivy Expert Book and CD

Fancy Nancy: Poison Ivy Expert Book and CD by Jane O’Connor
Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser
Genre: Children’s Early Readers – I Can Read! – Level 1
Ages 4 to 8, Grades K to 3
Pages: 32 Paperback + CD Audio
Date Published: April 10, 2012
Publisher: HarperFestival

Listen along while reading in this unabridged book-and-CD edition of the favorite Fancy Nancy I Can Read.

When Nancy picks flowers for Ms. Glass’s surprise party, she is overjoyed-until she discovers an unpleasant surprise of her own! How could Nancy, practically a poison ivy expert, come down with something so unfancy?

In this hilarious new addition to the Fancy Nancy I Can Read series, Nancy realizes that even experts can always learn something new. With her boundless spirit and dynamic flair, Nancy is sure to leave young readers itching for more!

This book-and-CD set includes an unabridged audio recording of the book, so early readers can follow the text while they listen to the story.

Oh no! Nancy ends up not being quite the expert on poison ivy as she believes herself to be; however, recovery gives her time to learn. Fancy Nancy Early Readers are always fun. This one is a great example to learn from someone else’s mistakes.

In my own childhood I spent a lot of time with dramatic audio series. In the next few years I look forward to introducing my daughters to audiobooks. Having a book and unabridged audio CD narration is fabulous for teaching skills as my daughter starts to learn to read. This CD has two tracks including one with a page-turn signal and another with uninterrupted reading. I read a lot with my daughter, but this is great to have so she can experience the story on her own even before she can quite read it own her own.

*Thanks to HarperCollins for providing a copy for review.*

Jane O’Connor is an editor at a major publishing house who has written more than thirty books for children, including the bestselling Fancy Nancy, Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy, Fancy Nancy: Bonjour, Butterfly, and the Nina, Nina Ballerina stories. She lives with her family in New York City. You can visit her online at

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