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Kate Messner


Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth PDF Print E-mail

What You Need to Know:
• Fancy Nancy is growing up with her readers. In Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth, Fancy Nancy fans are
   introduced to a longer, more involved story about Nancy Clancy.
• Fancy Nancy fans are treated to an age-appropriate mystery that is just as bejeweled as her picture books.
• This is the first book in a planned series.
• This move to chapter books could be construed as a marketing ploy, but the story will not disappoint you or your
   young reader.
Sweet Book Summary:
Nancy is back, this time in early chapter book form. Fancy Nancy is a well-known picture book character that dazzles little girls with all her fanciness. But the author, Jane O'Connor, makes sure it is not all about glittery pink things. In fact, the fanciest thing about Nancy is her vocabulary. Be prepared for your young reader to start using words like acquaintance, superb, mistaken and many more.

Nancy Clancy has all the tools to be a super sleuth - that's a fancy word for detective - so she and her best friend Bree set out to solve some mysteries, only they can't seem to find any. Then, suddenly, two conundrums pop up and Sleuth Headquarters is very busy. Firstly, can Nancy and Bree figure out the "Secret of the Twins"? After listening to their twin neighbors, the girls realize that the twins are keeping a secret from Nancy - but what could it be? Then, at the same time, their teacher's marble goes missing. The "Case of the Missing Marble" is an even bigger mystery. Will the Super Sleuths be able to figure it all out?

With a healthy amount of humor, mystery, and Nancy Drew references, young readers (and parents!) will be very satisfied with Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth. Nancy is also a nice, strong, female role model for little girls. She is a good daughter and friend. Little girls will learn a little bit about friendship and doing the right thing while enjoying a suspenseful mystery.
Author: Jane O'Connor Illustrator: Robin Preiss Glasser Published: 2012, 128 pages
Themes: Determination, Excellent Read-Aloud, Mystery, Family Life, Girl Power, Extraordinary Language
Sweet Discussion Questions:
• Nancy knows many fancy words. Do you know any? What are they?
• Who did you think took the marble? Why?
• Were you surprised when Jo-Jo turned out to be the culprit? Why?
• Do you think Jo-Jo was really sick? Did she just feel guilty? Why?/Why not?
• Would you like to solve mysteries? Why?
• How would you start your own detective agency?
• Did you like Nancy's teacher, Mr. Dudeny? Why or why not?
If You Liked This Book, Try:
Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up, Melissa Thomson
Cam Jansen, David A. Adler
Daisy Dawson is on Her Way, Steve Voake
This recommendation was written by: Melissa Y.
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