Monday, May 19, 2014

The Dark

The Dark

by Lemony Snicket, illustrated by Jon Klassen

Laszlo lives in a big, old house with a creaky roof and lots of stairs. There are plenty of places where the dark likes to lurk - behind the shower curtain, in the closet, outside the windows at night. But the dark's favorite place is its room down in the basement.

Laszlo doesn't like the dark, but the dark likes him. One night, Laszlo wakes up to discover that the dark has come to visit him in his bedroom. It wants to help him. Summoning up all of his bravery, Laszlo makes friends with the dark and it never bothers him again.

Lemony Snicket's The Dark is a cute story about overcoming your fears and making friends in the most unexpected places. It's a lot of fun to read out loud, giving different voices to Laszlo and the dark. With Jon Klassen's gorgeous, slightly creepy, retro illustrations, it's visually pleasing as well. I was a bit concerned that this book might be too spooky for Yuri, but he absolutely adores it.

The Dark by Lemony Snicket, illustrated by Jon Klassen

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