Monday, January 6, 2014

Book Review: Scooby-Doo! The Secret of the Sea Creature

This is one of several new you choose style Scooby-Doo books. The story starts out with the Mystery Inc. gang heading to the beach some summer fun. When they get there they all go off in different directions to enjoy their vacation. While they are there a giant sea monster emerges from the ocean and the gang must find a way to stop it.

At the beginning of the book kids get to pick which character to follow and then what decisions they make along the way. Depending on the character and choices that are made the story ends differently.

As a kid I loved the which way books because it made me feel like I could control the outcome. Reading this with my daughter was a lot of fun as she chose which direction the story took. She followed Shaggy and Scooby as they ate hot dogs and rode the "sea monster" ride. After we finished reading she was excited about making the story end "The right way".

This book definitely engaged Sky in the story. She wanted to see what happened next and what the outcome would be. As an adult I wish the paths were a little longer but for my 7 year old they were just long enough. Also, the text was easy enough that in a few more months she will probably be able to read this book on her own.  The best thing about this book is that the next time we read it she can take a completely different path and the story will be brand new again.

We got to read the digital version of this book for free through NetGalley.

This title is due to be released April 1st 2014

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