Thursday, October 31, 2013

Children's Book Review - The Dark, Lemony Snicket

The Dark


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)

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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