Scooby-Doo is probably the world's best-known and most loved cartoon pooch. Scholastic's books are the #2 Scooby licensed product in the world!Jinkies! The kids from Mystery, Inc. are spending the night in an old-fashioned castle. Scooby and Shaggy can't wait to get medieval. They even dress up as knights in shining armor.But when the two buddies hear there's a vampire hauScooby-Doo is probably the world's best-known and most loved cartoon pooch. Scholastic's books are the #2 Scooby licensed product in the world!Jinkies! The kids from Mystery, Inc. are spending the night in an old-fashioned castle. Scooby and Shaggy can't wait to get medieval. They even dress up as knights in shining armor.But when the two buddies hear there's a vampire haunting the place, they decide they'd rather flee than fight! Can Fred, Velma, and Daphne stake the vamp and save their friends?...
|Title||:||The Hotel of Horrors|
|Number of Pages||:||61 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Hotel of Horrors Reviews
The second book for me, though it is officially the first in this series.Due to my vacation starting soon, and I am quite busy with all sorts of things, I decided to not dive into a big, fat book (plus the fact that I barely have any books because all of them are in the vacation stack), instead opting for these fun, short, hilarious Scooby-Doo books.In this one our gang goes to visit a family member, but they quickly get thrown in a mystery (of course, that always happens with our gang, no matter where they are, the mystery finds them) and it is up to them to solve it and find out the whodunnit.The castle was delightfully creepy, and the mystery was a lot of fun. I had a few suspects, but just like our gang they fell off one by one due to various things. I do have to say I totally forgot about that character (because they only have such a short appearance), so the reveal was a nice surprise to me because in the end I didn’t know who it could be any more. Of course there is food, food and more food, and Scooby Snacks.Like with the previous one, I could just see this one as an animation in my head while reading. I am guessing watching all those Scooby-Doo series and movies does that to someone. Plus being a giant fan of the franchise.The only thing I didn’t like, and which was a problem with the previous one, and I am guessing the next one as well, is Scooby. In the series/movies he is still easily audible with what he says, however written? It just doesn’t work, and I have to say the words aloud to make sense of them at times.But all in all, this was a really fun book and I enjoyed it a lot, I guess I will be reading the last one next. Hopefully there will be more books like this one day.Review first posted at https://twirlingbookprincess.com/
Scooby and the Mystery Inc. gang travel to Castle Rock to visit Daphne’s uncle, police chief Brad Bestler. But when they arrive, they find themselves in the middle of another mystery! Local jewel thefts have been attributed to a mysterious cloaked figure with eerily white skin, spawning rumors of vampires. The gang stays in the Castle Hotel, run by Dr. Franklin and his assistant, Ivan, both of whom behave strangely. Soon the teens and Scooby-Doo experience frightening antics and end up trying to solve the mystery of not only the jewel thefts but also the happenings at the hotel. Are they linked, and is the explanation rational or supernatural? This short children’s chapter book evokes the spirit of the original “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?” television show. The story is sufficiently spooky for young readers but not terrifying, and the characters remain true to their original televised counterparts, down to Shaggy’s overuse of the interjection “like” and Scooby’s distinctive speech (“Ruh-roh!”), which makes this series enjoyable and easy to follow. Also, the romantic aspect that has been recently introduced into modern remakes of the series is refreshingly lacking here. There are many black-and-white illustrations that enhance the reader’s imagination, and the chapters are short. Some readers may need help with certain words or phrases, but overall this is a delightful book for Scooby fans and for mystery lovers.
We love all things Scooby-Doo, so whenever we find a Scooby-Doo book we haven't read yet at our local library, we just have to borrow it. We've been reading a lot of the books in the Scooby-Doo! Mysteries series. They are simple, fun, and we enjoy reading them together. Right now, our girls really like these short chapter books, but they also like the shorter picture books too. We've read about seventy-five of these stories, but there are so many more out there...I think we'll be having fun with these stories for years to come.This appears to be the first book in a new series of Scooby-Doo Mysteries, so we'll have to keep watching for more of them to be published. Overall, it was an entertaining story and fairly typical of a Scooby-Doo book. We enjoyed reading this story together.
So... all of the other reviews talk about how they read this with their children. I am 22 years old and single with not a kid in sight. What I DO have, however, is a horrible streaming connection and great love for Scooby-Doo that I was trying to fill by watching some old episodes. I saw this book available online from my local library when I was looking for something to do to pass the time before I could start watching some shows again and here we are. When I was a lot younger, I used to read the Scooby-Doo! Mysteries by James Gelsey, and these are in a very similar vein. All of the main characters are here and pretty consistently portrayed with how they usually are (something that these sort of book sometimes mess up). I enjoyed the inclusion of vampires as that is an area that I have taken a lecture course in at college (yes, really) and overall this was a short, fun read that evoked many childhood memories.Just a few criticisms are a few spots of grammar mistakes, and I wish that the images had been in color like James Gelsey's versions rather than in black-and-white.
Our kids love these scooby doo books.
My kids love Scooby Doo on television so I thought I would read them a book. It's an ok book. My kids didn't seem very interested and I was reading it to myself at the end.
Typical Scooby-Doo. It was fun and easy to read together.