Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy Super Sleuth; Jane O'Connor (Fancy Nancy now has a chapter book)

Harper Collins - April 3, 2012

Fancy Nancy who has been so popular with little girls, is growing up and now appears in her first chapter book for ages (7-10).

Fancy Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth, features Nancy and her best friend Bree. Both girls love Nancy Drew books, and have learned a thing of two from them.  When her teachers favorite blue marble disappears Nancy, dressed in a pink trench coat and sunglasses is on the case.  She and Bree turn the tree house into a detective agency, and are determined to solve the mystery of of missing blue marble.

As with the previously Fancy Nancy books, there are plenty of new words and definitions to be found in this book. It's not just a fun mystery, but it is educational as well.

While I can appreciate  the intent to have a continued appeal to girls who are a bit older than the target age of the original Fancy Nancy series,  I felt this one was still awfully fun, but just seemed a tad less "fancy", than the earlier books geared toward younger girls.

(4.5/5 stars) - review based on eGalley

Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser are the author and illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestselling Fancy Nancy series.

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