Monday, February 11, 2013


Fancy Nancy, star of more than 30  picture books, is back. This time she's the star of a new chapter book series, Nancy Clancy. It's almost Valentine's Day. Nancy and her best friend, Bree, are learning about the heart in school. And love is definitely in the air. Nancy's guitar teacher, Andy, has just broken up with his girl friend. Bree's babysitter, Annie, doesn't currently have a boyfriend.

Nancy and Bree launch an elaborate plot involving chocolate (well, ok, actually granola bars), and flowers (slightly wilted roses from Bree's mom's birthday bouquet), and love poems to bring Andy and Annie together. I'm not going to give away the ending, but I loved that O'Connor didn't succumb to the "and they lived happily ever after" formula that would have been the easy way to go.

Perfect for kids who loved the Fancy Nancy series. Perfect for kids who are just moving into chapter books. Perfect for kids who just need to build fluency by getting lots of reading miles under their belts. And perfect this week for Valentine's Day!

Review copy provided by publisher.

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