Top positive review
Adult nostalgia and children's enjoyment
Reviewed in the United States on September 11, 2020
I read Encyclopedia Brown books when I was a kid 40 years ago. I saw these on Amazon and immediately bought a few for my 8 year old daughter. She's an advanced reader and once she starts one of these books, she can't put it down. I also bought these because the mysteries included help develop critical thinking, which is not emphasized in school enough these days. After she reads the multiple stories in these books, I let her try to solve it before checking the back of the book and we talk through the facts presented and I let her think through the logic and explain it to me and she loves the AHA! moment when talking through the facts leads to her solving the mystery. Good for critical thinking and spending quality time with your kids.