I can’t think of a more loved cartoon character that appeals to both girls and boys, young and old, than “those meddling kids” (Fred, Daphne, Velma and Shaggy’s) famous mystery-solving dog Scooby Doo. First introduced on t.v. by CBC in 1969, the Scooby Doo franchise has been going strong for over fourty years and includes over 300 episodes from 11 different television series, video games, comic books, action figures, board games, plush toys, clothing and of course, books.
Apparently the inspiration for Scooby Doo‘s name was from a “scat” at the end of Frank Sinatra’s recording of Strangers in the Night where he sings “doo-be-doo-be-doo” as the song fades to an end; and it is believed that the reason for Scooby Doo‘s widespread success is due to its mix of comedy, adventure and horror that creates just enough fun for kids without getting them worried or giving them nightmares.
As a mom to two extreme Scooby Doo fans, I can attest to that last statement too. Our personal collection of Scooby Doo books and dvds continues to grow and currently totals 8 dvds, 68 books and 2 video games and I can honestly say that my kids continuously watch, read and play them all; plus, whenever I am looking for something to entertain a group of visiting kids (boys or girls), I know a Scooby Doo movie or show will always be a hit with everyone.
Now, back to that question: “Scooby Dooby Doo…Where are You?” …at TheBookLady.ca of course! Lots of photos and prices below.
As an additional note, please take the time to visit my Facebook Page –you do not have to be a Facebook member to do this and I have many recent features and photos of great new arrivals that you may find of interest. Appointments available over the upcoming long weekend too.
Happy Easter to all and to all a good read! 😉