Book Review: The Dark by Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen

the darkSynopsis: Lazlo is afraid of the dark. It hides in the closet and behind the shower curtains and festers menacingly in the basement. “I want to show you something,” whispers the dark one night. What could it be?

Themes: Facing your fears, appreciating what you have

Why you should read it: A dramatic, tense, spooky book about facing your fears. The illustrations are stark and arresting and there’s a comforting message at the end.

Cross-curricular links: Science (light and shadow), PSHE (facing fears)

Perfect for: All age groups, but especially children aged 7-9. Book notes available on The Literacy Shed Plus website.

Published by: Orchard Books

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