August Reviews in September
Series of Misfortunate Events: Book the First: A Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
Series of Misfortunate Events: Book the Second: The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket
approximate age: 3rd-5th grade
Oiy! Don't get me wrong, I liked the books, I liked that the books teach children a multitude of new words, and I LOVED listening to the Tim Curry version on CD...it's just that, as the title suggests, it is a series of misfortunate events. Bad things happen to the poor Baudelaire orphans and no one believes them when they are right in their guesses of the evil deeds of Count Olaf. I guess I just wanted some happy things to come at the ends, but they don't and you know that in a series of 13 books, more bad events are to follow. I guess a sampling of the first two was enough...for now.