The Dark

By SNICKET, Lemony

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ISBN
978-0-316-18748-0
Publisher
Little, Brown


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Starred Review on April 1, 2013  |  Preschool to Grade 4

PreS-Gr 2—Snicket and Klassen present a picture book that tackles a basic childhood worry with suspense, a dash of humor, and a satisfying resolution. Laszlo, clad in pajamas, is afraid of the dark, which spends most of the day in the basement but spreads itself throughout the boy's rambling home at night. Every morning, he opens the basement door, peeks down, and calls out, "Hi, dark," hoping that if he visits the dark in its room, it will not return the favor. However, when Laszlo's night-light...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on April 1, 2013

Leave it to Lemony Snicket to craft a story personifying "the dark" -- an idea all too real and frightening for children afraid of what lurks in the shadows. But they will find a kindred spirit in Laszlo, a scared boy living with the dark in a big house. Though the dark occasionally resides in the house's hidden places and outside every night, "mostly it spent its time in the basement." When the comforting glow of Laszlo's bedroom nightlight goes out one night...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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