I’ve always been a huge book lover; from adventuring with the Famous Five to moving onto Judy Blume as a teenager, I’ve always had my nose buried amongst the pages of a book. So I’m thrilled that the kiddos seem to have inherited my passion for reading – Ben reads anything and everything, from The Faraway Tree and Oliver Jeffers books to his cBeebies comic and takeaway menus that come through the door.
I first discovered Lemony Snicket years ago, when I saw A Series of Unfortunate Events at the cinema, and utterly loved it. At the time I didn’t have children, so promptly went away and forgot it completely. Then quite by chance, I found The Dark at a book fair at Ben’s school – I was instantly taken by the charmingly simple illustrations and rather lovely plot. The book tells the story of a young boy called Laszlo, and how he overcomes his fear of the dark; it’s so beautifully written that it’s become a firm favourite of ours, and I think it’d be a great way to squash any night-time dark-related fears.
Linking up with Fritha and her ‘We Like to Read’ series today. Check out the other great books here!