Thursday, August 17, 2017

[Children's Book Review] The Dark by Lemony Snicket, Illustrated by Jon Klassen

Book Review of The Dark by Lemony Snicket, Illustrated by Jon Klassen

The Dark by Lemony Snicket, illustrated by Jon Klassen is absolutely adorable! It has a great storyline and wonderful artwork. I would highly recommend this for anyone that enjoys children's books.

And if you're looking for a great gift for a child you know, I would definitely suggest this!

The Dark by Lemony Snicket, Illustrated by Jon Klassen

Book synopsis:
Laszlo is afraid of the dark. The dark is not afraid of Laszlo.

Laszlo lives in a house. The dark lives in the basement.

One night, the dark comes upstairs to Laszlo's room, and Laszlo goes down to the basement.

This is the story of how Laszlo stops being afraid of the dark.

The Dark book spread

My thoughts:
This was such a cute book! I absolutely loved it. Definitely one that I will be buying when I have kiddos, but also as gifts for my friends kids.

The storyline was adorable! At first it was a bit spooky, but soon it was upbeat and happy. There is one page that has much more text than the others that was typical Lemony Snicket style. Of course I loved this page the most.

The Dark by Lemony Snicket page

My favorite element of this book was the author bio at the end, which stated:
LEMONY SNICKET has been accused of leaving his readers in the dark. He is the author of numerous books, including those in A Series of Unfortunate Events and All the Wrong Questions.

Gosh, I love the Lemony Snicket persona SO much. I think it is so clever!

My favorite passages:
"What do you want?" asked Laszlo.
"I want to show you something," said the dark.

You might be afraid of the dark, but the dark is not afraid of you. That's why the dark is always close by.

My final thoughts:
Again, I would highly recommend checking this book out! Five stars!

Thanks for reading!
What is your favorite book from your childhood?


  1. My daughter and I really enjoyed this book as well. :-)

  2. What a coincidence that you reviewed Lemony Snicket! My son just finished A Series of Unfortunate Events series.
    I think my younger girls would enjoy The Dark. Looks very cute!

    Dinh@Arlene's Book Club

    1. That's awesome! I hope he enjoyed the series! :)

  3. Great review Erica this one really dose looks and sounds very cute and spooky! Thank you so much for the awesome post.

    1. Definitely! I highly recommend it if you want a quick children's book read! :)