You remember Fancy Nancy. The girl who loves all things sequins and wordy. The books that teach preschoolers vocabulary are now stepping up and teaching grade schoolers both language and problem solving. Nancy Clancy is the Nancy Drew for the modern third grader. In "Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth" by Jane O'Connor, Nancy is out to prove herself to be a prime detective with her sidekick Bree as they solve the many mysteries that plague the average third grade classroom. She's pretty clever.
This book is in the 2-5 grade reading level. It is a chapter book with few pictures. I read it to my 1st grader. My first grader is a Fancy Nancy fan and she was thrilled to be able to continue to read Fancy Nancy in chapter book form. She looked forward to reading it every night and even discussed solving the crimes when she wasn't reading the book. I give it 4 stars. I received "Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth" for free from http://www.librarything.com/.