Book Report: The Dark

Say goodnight to the boogeyman once and for all

If your little sleepyhead’s bedtime routine is stalled by fears of what lurks in the dark, Lemony Snicket’s new thriller will save the day night. The hilarious mastermind behind A Series of Unfortunate Events has scribbled a thoughtful guide to overcoming bedtime phobias.

In The Dark, young Laszlo conquers his terror by taking on his family’s dark basement. A little creepy? Perhaps. But with eerily beautiful illustrations by Caldecott-winning illustrator Jon Klassen and Snicket’s deft touch, the book provides guidance for talking about the unknown.

And getting closer to sweet dreams.

Available at amazon.com, $11.

Photo: Courtesy of Little, Brown Books for Young Readers