For young readers who grew up with the bestselling picture books, Nancy Clancy is now starring in her own chapter books!
Love is in the air! Nancy and Bree decide to play matchmaker, but nothing works out as planned. Will love conquer all in the end?
Fans of Fancy Nancy will delight in joining Nancy Clancy as she takes on love in the second chapter book in the series. Perfect for Valentine’s Day or any day of the year, this story shows the beauty of true friendship.
Since the publication of Fancy Nancy, Jane O'Connor's closet now boasts so many boas, tiaras, and sparkly ensembles that sometimes friends do not recognize her on the street. She still resides (that's a fancy word for lives) in New York City with her family and their canine companion, Arrow. --from the publisher's website
3.5 stars. I really like the fancy nancy books, I just didnt love all the emphasis on dating and teen love. Nancy is a romantic at heart so its not surprising, I just don't want my girls to think they need to or should find eternal love as a teen (or that its even likely to happen). Still a cute valentines day story.
Nancy Clancy returns in an all new chapter book, and love is in the air! Nancy and her best friend, Bree, are learning about the human heart in science class, and they start wondering, what makes people fall in love? When Nancy's guitar teacher, Andy, and their favourite babysitter, Annie, break up with the people they had been dating, both Nancy and Bree decide to take on the role of matchmaker. But they soon discover that making them fall in love, even on Valentine's Day, isn't quite as easy as they thought it would be.
Jane O'Connor's latest Nancy book is sure to please girls who have grown up on Fancy Nancy picture books and are ready to move on to chapter books that deal with issues more appropriate for older girls. I must admit that my oldest daughter is still very naive, and that although she's 8, she didn't quite relate to Nancy's quest to make 2 teenagers fall in love. However, I also know that she's not typical for her age and that many girls in that age group are very focused on thoughts of love and what it means to date and find your perfect match. Like other books starring Nancy Clancy, the book is well-written and easy to read, featuring Robin's splendid and lively pictures that make Fancy Nancy a truly wonderful character. I love that these books continue to highlight themes of friendship and families who stick close together, making Nancy a character worth returning to.
If you are looking for a fun book to give your daughter, aged 6-10, just in time for Valentine's Day this year, then consider Nancy Clancy, Secret Admirer. I give it a solid recommendation of 4 out of 5 stars.
Book has been provided courtesy of publicist Sonya Koson with HarperCollinsCanada, Ltd. Available from your favorite book retailer from Zondervan, a division of HarperCollins.
Nancy is a very sweet little girl and a true romantic. She has a super teacher, Mr Dudeny - who encourages the children to expand their minds and encourages his learners to rather seek out the best in children by changing the exchange of valentine's day cards to appreciation cards. Each child must write an appreciation card for each child in the class. Lovely lesson! Any-ho, Nancy and Bree come up with an idea to get the music teacher and the babysitter together, as they feel that they would make a perfect pair.
However, with all that said, in the end I do enjoy how the book was written and the things that the girls did. Since these books do not truly have to build upon each other in a series... I'd suggest that this one would be find if you had an older, preteen reading it, but would skip it for the youngest section of Fancy Nancy chapter book readers.
While I liked the first one better, this is another cute albeit frequently done story about setting up friends using the secret admirer method. Nancy and Bree are as charming as ever (although I wish the relationship with Grace was better). These are great books for those that are done with early chapter books but not necessarily ready for the longer chapter books. Of course recommended for fans of Fancy Nancy but also for those that aren't familiar with the picture books or early chapter books.
I enjoyed this Fancy Nancy or "Nancy Clancy" book much more than the first in the series. Nancy and Bree's personalities fit more with the wonderful picture book characters that I have grown to love. In this book Nancy and Bree concoct a plan to get Nancy's teenage guitar teacher and Bree's babysitter together. A great series for fans of the Fancy Nancy picture books and for young girls who are ready to start small chapter books.
Eleanor and I love these Nancy Clancy books and I am so glad we found them. We are getting a lot of reading done while we are in this quarantine and I had to order the rest of the series on Amazon and Eleanor is about to lose her mind because they’re not here yet.
Eleanor says: I LOVE THIS BOOK! I loved it because it involves their friends and it was about love. Andy and Annie knew each other for a long time. Maybe they will fall in love. My favorite part was EVERYTHING!
This is a nice story for the older kids, with more pages and fewer illustrations. Nancy and Bree decide to become matchmakers, but it isn't as easy as they think it will be. After all their hard work, will Annie and Dave get together?
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My daughter and I had a great time reading this one together. I love that the Fancy Nancy books are aging with kids. This one's Valentines Day theme of love and matchmaking was particularly adorable. (Though I do wish we could have seen more of the Clara storyline, with her actually sitting at Nancy's lunch table).
I liked when the heart beats with Grace's heart beating 96 times, and Clara's beating only 7 times. Annie is Nancy and Bree's babysitter. Andy taught Nancy an old rock classic called "Wild Thing." Nancy couldn't play "Wild Thing" anymore. Andy and Annie fell in love. Andy was playing his guitar at the Candy Cafe for some little kids' birthday party. All Nancy and Bree heard were kids singing "Happy Birthday" to guitar music. The Candy Cafe was next door to Belle's Fashion Police. Nancy asked "Can we please go to Belle's Fashion Police?" Her mom looked ready to say no. Annie, Nancy, and Bree went to an all-dessert party. We waited for Annie and Andy to arrive.
This is the second of the Nancy Clancy books and it is another mystery lite book, for younger readers with similar issues to the first book, but entertaining enough. Interestingly I had not realised that Nancy was involved in a long running series set when she was younger called Fancy Nancy, so there you go, I come without that back knowledge, not that it would be a pre-reuisite though. The lead character Nancy Clancy is charming and really lifts the story above average.
The second book of this series was cute. I loved that there was a story throughout that I could see and my 6 year old realized in the end that the whole book led up to that moment. It was great to read it with her.