Author: Lemony Snickett
Illustrator: Jon Klassen
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Year: 2013
Brief Summary: Lazlo is afraid of the dark, but after a conversation with “the dark” in the basement, he feels better.
Awards, Honors and Prizes: N/A
Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:
- Discuss fears — are you scared of the dark? What kind of things keep you or your siblings/friends awake? What can you do to feel better? Do your parents do something that help you?
- For older students: discuss “personification”…how does the author personify Lazlo’s fear of the dark?
Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library