'S No Joke! Fancy Nancy: There's No Day Like a Snow Day by Jane O'Connor
OOO LA LA! IT'S A BLIZZARD!
THE RADIO SAYS THAT IT'S THE STORM OF THE CENTURY (CENTURY IS A FANCY WAY OF SAYING 100 YEARS)!
It is 6:30 A.M., and as soon as she finds out that it is definitely a snow day, Nancy is on the phone calling her best friend Bree.
"COME OVER TOUTE DE SUITE!" (THAT'S FRENCH FOR "RIGHT AWAY!")
Nancy already has visions of the whole family zooming down Mt. Everest, the local sledding hill with her and Bree on the lead sled! But then reality intrudes.
"GROWN-UPS DON'T GET SNOW DAYS," DAD SAYS. "THAT'S A SAD BUT TRUE FACT OF LIFE."
Mrs. DeVine is summoned to babysit Nancy, Jojo, and Bree and little brother Freddy, and Mrs. D. laments that her sledding days are over! Alors, the kids have to enjoy their snow day in the front yard where she can supervise.
'S NO joke!
But, of course, the effervescent Nancy has a alternate plan for fancy snow doings. They make snow angels and decorate their wings with pine cones. They build a bunch of royal snow people, raiding Nancy's seemingly limitless collection of accessories to make them the fanciest snow queen, king, and crown prince and princesses, complete with tiaras ever, while Mrs. DeVine rustles up a batch of snowflake cookies in the kitchen. It's not been too shabby a snow day after all. And then...
"IT'S TWILIGHT, WHICH IS A LOVELY WORD FOR WHEN IT'S ALMOST DARK OUT. WE ALL CATCH SNOWFLAKES ON OUR TONGUES."
But the best is yet to come. Mom and Dad return from work, and seeing the sleds still leaning hopefully against the porch, they decide that this is the perfect time for a moonlight trip to Mt. Everest, and soon all the kids are on board for an epic run down the moonlit hill.
"SOON WE ARE ZOOMING DOWN THE HILL AT SONIC SPEED (THAT MEANS REALLY, REALLY FAST!)"
It's a snow day to remember in Jane O'Connor's timely Fancy Nancy: There's No Day Like a Snow Day (Harper, 2012), which comes with (yes!) STICKERS with which to fancy-up an extra page of snow people just ready for accessorizing. There's no day like a snow day with Fancy Nancy on board the sleigh.