Nanny X

Nanny X

Book - 2014 | First edition
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Ten-year-old Alison and eight-year-old Jake discover that their nanny is working undercover to catch criminals.
Publisher: New York : Holiday House, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780823431663
0823431665
Branch Call Number: j
Characteristics: 106 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Donnelly, Karen - Illustrator

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brendasoto1
Feb 07, 2016

In this book the main character is Nanny X. She is in the N.A.P. (Nanny Action Patrol). She is old, always wears a motor jacket, straw gardening hat, no smile, and a pair of mirrored sunglasses. She is trying to find out who hit the major in the head, and with what.
Nanny X and the kids are going to the park to see if it is going to be a factory. A lot of people want a park. The major is talking on stage when all of a sudden he gets hit in the head. It's a mystery to try to find out who did it. So, Nanny X looks for evidence with the kids. They just find coconuts. Someone threw coconuts at him. Next thing you know, there are two police in the stage holding a kid with a rock in his hand. They think he did it. So, they bring him to the police station. They find out from the angle he was standing it could not be him.
I loved this book because it was very interesting. It made me learn to trust my friends and family. I think you should read it, you would love it. Nanny X is a great book, especially if you have a nanny.
By: Jayden G.

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jrhilderbrand
Feb 04, 2016

In this book the main character is Nanny X. She is in the N.A.P. (Nanny Action Patrol). She is old, always wearing a motor jacket, straw gardening hat, no smile, and a pair of mirrored sunglasses. She is trying to find out who hit the Major in the head and with what.

Nanny X and the kids are going to the park to see if it is going to be a factory. A lot of people want a park. The Major is talking on stage when all of a sudden, he gets hit in the head. It's a mystery trying to find out who did it. So Nanny X looks for evidence with the kids, but they only find coconuts. Someone threw coconuts at him. The next thing you know, there are two police officers on stage holding a kid with a rock in his hand. So, the police bring him to the station, but find out that from the angle the kid was standing at, it couldn't have been him.

I loved this book because it was interesting. It made me learn to trust my friends and family. I think you should read this book. You will love it! Nanny X is a great book, especially if you have ever had a nanny or babysitter.

By: Jayden Goldberg

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mmcbeth29
May 14, 2015

Alison, Jake and their baby sister are getting a new nanny. They are very reluctant to make the change, especially when they find anchovies in their lunches which Nanny packed. Jake and Alison don't always get along, but they agree about the fact that things are not looking up for them. They know for sure things have gone south when they see their new nanny talking into a diaper. A diaper! But they soon find out that Nanny is actually working for a secret agency that employs people who work undercover as nannies. She lets Jake and Alison in on a case and mayhem follows.

Each chapter alternates back and forth in first person narration from Jake to Alison and back. Unfortunately, their voices sound exactly alike so you cannot tell which sibling is doing the talking. The characterization was slow to develop for the whole book which meant I wasn't able to really get into the story until at least half way through. Once I found out who Nanny really was, the action picked up and the story moved much more quickly. There was a lot of silliness and humor which children of this age love. The mystery was simple and light although there is a little bit of violence (bad guys conking people over the head). The publisher compares Nanny x to Mary Poppins which I cannot agree with. Mary Poppins was sophisticated, clever, and took the children on meaningful adventures. Nanny x embodied none of these traits.

Although the story has a few glitches, grades 3-5 will enjoy the ridiculousness of the story and wish that they too had a spy nanny.

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mmcbeth29
May 14, 2015

mmcbeth29 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 12

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