Lu & Clancy's Spy Stuff
Reviewed: April 11, 2003
By: Adrienne Mason (art by Pat Cupples)
Publisher: Kids Can Press
40 pages, $6.95
Lu and Clancy are a pair of young dogs who are always getting
involved in interesting adventures. In this one they come to suspect that
their aunt might be a spy, and they set out to prove it.
This is set up like a chapter book. There are actually 16 small
two page chapters with titles like “Spies in the Family” and “Stakeout”,
which give you a pretty clear idea of what’s happening in each one. That’s
the story part.
This is also an activity book. Every chapter contains a sidebar
item called “spyworks” which has to do with some aspect of spying: disguises,
secret codes, secret writing, making a spyscope, making backwards footprints,
If the right kids get hold of this book their parents could find all sorts of interesting things going on around the house for a week or so.
The book is very amusing and has lots of potential for fun and games.