Monday, October 08, 2007

The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket

The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket
Children's Fiction

This is the third book in A Series of Unfortunate Events. Once again Violet, Klaus, and Sunny are put with a new guardian only to have Count Olaf showed up disguised to try and get their fortune. This time the orphans ended up at Aunt Josephine's place. Aunt Josephine is deathly afraid of, well, everything. From telephones to realtors to the oven - you name it, Aunt Josephine is scared of it. She's also a grammar fiend.
True to all other books in this series, there are cute ways of explaining words that children reading the series may not understand. Same thing for cliches that are used. This book was perfect for sitting in the waiting room at my dentist's office. A fun little series, I'm interested in seeing what else these 3 kids get up to!




Jeane said...

I have a friend who had this whole series but I haven't read any of them yet. I saw one of the films, it was quite eccentric and funny. Are the books satirical at all?

Lauren said...

Yes it is a bit satirical!