I have always loved Encyclopedia Brown. Ever since I was young, I've been fascinated by the short 5-page-long stories that tested my wit and powers of observation. Back then I was always fascinated by the solution to the mystery...I rarely came up with it on my own. (Even now as an adult I don't always get it!)
I read the first mystery in the book with my nine year old daughter. She loved trying to figure out who did it and laughed delightedly when she read the answer in the back of the book. This book was a fun journey back to my childhood and I loved reading about Encyclopedia as much now as I did then! 4 stars!