Reviews for Nancy Clancy, Secret Admirer


Booklist Reviews 2012 December #2
In this second title in the Nancy Clancy chapter-book series (Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth, 2012), Nancy and her friend Bree trade in their trench coats for cupid's arrow. When Nancy discovers--which is a fancy way of saying learns--that her guitar teacher, Andy, is single and her babysitter, Annie, is too . . . well, it's time for Operation Eternal Love. Nancy and Bree begin to leave little presents (including a week-old rose and a granola bar) for Annie on her doorstep, and each one is signed "Your Secret Admirer," using a silver glitter pen. As the pièce de résistance (that's piece de ray-zis-taaance), Nancy and Bree stage a meet up for the potential lovebirds at the Sweet Shoppe--and it's all scheduled to go down "at twilight," or 4:45 p.m. This one is light on the detective side of things, but its pink cover and romance theme will make lots of little girls swoon. As Nancy is fond of saying, "Ooh la la." Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.

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Horn Book Guide Reviews 2013 Fall
It's almost Valentine's Day, and Nancy and her best friend Bree decide Bree's babysitter, Annie, should fall in love with Nancy's guitar teacher, Andy. They write "secret admirer" notes from Andy to Annie and arrange for them to meet on Valentine's afternoon. Nancy's usual over-the-top enthusiasm drives this humorous story. The black-and-white line drawings match the text's energy.

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Kirkus Reviews 2012 December #2
When there are no mysteries to solve, Nancy and best friend Bree turn their sleuthing skills to the business of love. It's nearly Valentine's Day, and young girls' hearts turn to love. The little girls play matchmaker after Nancy's guitar teacher, Andy, and best baby sitter in the universe Annie each break up with their respective love interests. Who could be better matched than their two favorite high schoolers? What with Nancy's trademark grown-up words, interesting facts about hearts from their teacher, Mr. Dudeny, and Annie's fondness for French vocabulary, this love story has a little more substance than most chapter books for new readers. Readers will enjoy seeing Bree and Nancy set Annie and Andy up for their "surprise" date and will secretly be relieved when Annie figures things out for herself. Platonic love might not be as exciting to the young girls as romantic love, but it is nice (and more realistic) to see old friends like Annie and Andy enjoy each other's company as friends. Gentle, black-and-white line drawings combine with easy-to-read font and familiar characters to make this the logical series for fans of Fancy Nancy to fall in love with. Ooh la la! What will these two friends think of next? (Fiction. 5-8) Copyright Kirkus 2012 Kirkus/BPI Communications.All rights reserved.

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