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The Dark

Lemony Snicket

Laszlo is afraid of the dark and it’s easy to understand why - he lives in an old house with a creaky roof and several sets of stairs. Each night he goes to bed with his trusty flashlight nearby. One night, the dark comes to him, presumably when his night light has burned out. The dark says “I want to show you something” and leads him to the basement. He bids him to open the bottom drawer of an old dresser – where he finds night-light bulbs. Klassen’s spare illustrations of inky black darkness and glowing light beams are pitch perfect for this wonderfully paced tale of a common childhood fear. Snicket’s gentle ending after a memorable tour of darkness is surprising yet comforting. Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen – two of the best – don’t miss this one! Ages 4-6