Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth

Summary:

Fancy Nancy has all the tools she needs to be a great detective like her hero Nancy Drew. Now she just needs a case! When Nancy and Bree overhear the Polsky Twins arguing ... and Wanda threatening to tell Nancy about what Rhonda did. Then Mr. Dudeny's prized marble goes missing Voila! (That's a fancy word for aha!) they have not one but TWO cases.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Kids who loved Fancy Nancy picture books (yes, boys, too) will enjoy that Nancy is growing up just like them!

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Parent Reaction

I wasn't sure about how Fancy Nancy would "translate" into chapter stories, but worries have been put aside. This is a cute story that moves quickly and has the kinds of mysteries that kids will relate to. The situations are common in their lives; the culprits are not hardened criminals; and there are lessons about judging others.

Type of Book:
Fancy Nancy has moved to illustrated chapter stories as detective Nancy Clancy.
Educational Themes:

There are two story lines and both come back to people in Nancy's lives and she has to make a choice about how to react. Will she get mad at Rhonda for ruining her book? How does she feel about accusing a classmate and finding out its her sister? These are great jumping-off points for conversations with kids.

Reading Level:
3.3
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
8 to 12
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. If you loved Nancy Drew growing up the kids in your life today will love Nancy Clancy.

Title Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth
About

Fancy Nancy, Illustrated Chapter Series

Author Jane O'Connor
Publisher HarperCollins © 2012
Illustrators Robin Preiss Glasser
ISBN 9780062082930
Material Hard Cover
Cost $9.99
Genres Friendship, Mystery, Growing Up
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