Lemony Snicket, Jon Klassen (Ill.)
Category: Children’s Picture Book
Synopsis: Laszlo is afraid of the dark—until the dark introduces itself.
Rating: *** (3-star scale)
Comments:Okay. The book is creepy. But the dark is creepy. And I think the author is probably a little creepy. So you can forgive it. Can kids forgive it? I don’t know. If they’re afraid of the dark, probably not.
Still, although the book was creepy, it was also oddly gentle. The text wasn’t creepy except in how spare it was.
I was afraid of the dark as a child. Would this book have cured me? No, not even close, but I can definitely enjoy the book as an adult.
Would you recommend this to a friend?I think so.
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