Everywhere they go, Mystery Inc. continues to solve mysteries with ghosts and costume-wearing villains. Whether it’s on vacation at Lake Okanagan in “The Curse of the Ogopogo,” at the Grand Canyon in “The Aliens of Area 49,” or visiting relatives in the “Locked Room Misery” and “Sound Stage Spook,” the gang still solves every mystery. They even catch a demon queen who crashes a Jewish wedding in “The Truth.” Readers familiar with the show will appreciate that each character’s personalities and mannerisms remain true to the cartoon, including Fred’s overly confident can-do attitude, Daphne’s finesse, Velma’s intuitive mind, along with Shaggy and Scooby’s frightfulness (they will still do anything for a Scooby-Snack). The formula never changes—right down to the “And I would have gotten away with it if it weren’t for those meddling kids!” endings—but somehow it all still works. Ages 8–up. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 04/09/2012 Release date: 04/01/2012 Genre: Children's
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