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Author: Rosenberg, Madelyn
Ten-year-old Alison and eight-year-old Jake discover that their nanny is working undercover to catch criminals.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 4.60
Points: 4.0 Quiz: 169339
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: 3-5
Reading Level: 4.30
Points: 7.0 Quiz: 64274
Kirkus Reviews (07/15/14)
School Library Journal (00/10/14)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 10/01/2014 Gr 3–5—Alison Pringle, 10, doesn't want a nanny; she wants her mother to stay home rather than going back to work as a lawyer. The feeling intensifies when she meets the new nanny, ominously named Nanny X. She wears a garden hat and a motorcycle jacket, and knows way more than she should. When Alison; her eight-year-old brother, Jake; baby sister, Eliza; and Nanny X go to a meeting about the park being turned into a factory, Alison soon discovers that there is much more to her new caregiver than she could have ever imagined. Could Nanny X be a secret agent? Reminiscent of Jarrett Krosoczka's "Lunch Lady" series (Random), Nanny X provides an humorous story about an unexpected hero. The narration alternates between Alison and Jake, giving an interesting change in perspective. A solid addition to a popular genre.—Heidi Grange, Summit Elementary School, Smithfield, UT - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 09/15/2014 Ali and Jake aren’t sure what to think of their new nanny: she wears a motorcycle jacket and mirrored sunglasses, makes anchovy sandwiches, and talks into diapers. Meanwhile, a local park is threatened when the mayor wants to turn it over to a new business, and Ali and Jake know they have to try to save the park. During the ensuing protest, the mayor is knocked out by a mysterious object, and Ali’s friend Stinky is accused. So what happens? They turn to Nanny X, who, as it turns out, works for NAP—the Nanny Action Patrol—and her diaper bag is full of spy gadgets to help them uncover the dastardly park plot. Rosenberg captures the spirit of a zany tween movie full of outrageous adventures, cartoonish bad guys, and kids who end up helping save the day in an unexpected way. A good choice for readers looking for a mystery that’s not too scary or intense. - Copyright 2014 Booklist.