Fiction | 29 April 2016Playmobil Adventure: Sherlock Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Who doesn’t love a good mystery? The intrigue, the building tension, and the suspects are enough to draw anyone in. Readers of mystery novels devour their page-turners and can’t wait to discover a solution. And who doesn’t love Playmobil? How fun would it be to bring the two—mystery and Playmobil—together? Children love to be detectives as well. Whether it’s looking for a missing item or helping to figure out who ate the last cookie, children’s natural curiosity serves them well in the realm of mystery. Present them with Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles and that curiosity could just solve the case! Doing so will not only be enjoyable but also presents an opportunity to hone critical-thinking skills. Take, for example, the suspect sheet. All of the key players are presented as Playmobil figures, which is both engaging and enchanting. The suspect list isn’t long, but it isn’t easy to wade through either. Hugo Baskerville, the wicked ancestor. Responsible for the terrible curse weighing on his family. Sir Henry, Great-grandnephew of Sir Charles. The sole remaining heir of the Baskerville family. Mr. and Mrs. Barrymore, Sir Charles’s servants. Are they hiding something? Are they loyal servants or scheming manipulators? While Dr. Mortimer is not presented as a suspect, perhaps he should have been. Readers of Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles can argue the authenticity of Dr. Mortimer’s claims while investigating the other, more obvious suspects. Once a conclusion has been reached about just who the guilty party is, a trial can commence using the evidence presented in the text. Children can role play the characters just as the Playmobil figures did. They can add details to prove their case and a judge can decide before reading the end of the book to discover the real outcome. So, grab your houndstooth cape and hat and get ready to dive into the mystery with Playmobil figures! Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles Author: Richard Unglik Format: Printed Laminated Cover, 96 Pages ISBN: 9781633220782 Publisher: Walter Foster Jr. Series: Playmobil Buy from an Online Retailer $19.95 Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.