5:41 PM

Reading w/ my daughter
"A Series of Unfortunate Events"

I read this series of 13 books, a few years ago and thought it would be an intriguing series to read with my daughter who is 8, I read, she listens.
If you are not familiar with the series, the title "A Series of Unfortunate Events" fits it perfectly, three children are put through a lot of crazy horrible circumstances but it is written in a humorous way. Situations that in all reality would be sad and depressing don't come off that way in the books. The author constantly writes, "this book is unpleasant, don't read it, put it down, read something happy", haha!

We recently finished the first book in the series:
A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
My daughter enjoyed the book and was always eager to find out what would happen next!

It is about 3 children, Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire who become orphans when their parents die in a fire. They are put in the care of the villain of the series Count Olaf. The Baudelaire's parents were wealthy and Olaf is out to get the inheritance left to the children.

We just started the next book in the series: The Reptile Room

There was a movie made in 2004 titled Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Jim Carrey was the villain Count Olaf! The movie covered events from the first 3 books. I told my daughter we had to read those books before I would let her watch the movie.

6 Comments:

melody-mae said...

I never read this series to my daughters, but I miss reading to them each night. We use to read every night before bed and made our way through many series and chapter books...now they are grown women and are beginning to read to their little ones...oh yes, the love of books is being passed down! I loved reading this today how you read and she listens...sweetness. :)

Patricia said...

Sounds like a great book series for some of my grandkids. Thanks for the review. Grabbed your blog hop Friday button. Already have you blog button. Now I am following you on NetworkedBlog and GFC. Liked you on FB and joined you on Twitter.

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Melissa said...

These books sound great!love your blog =)
~Melissa
http://readingnks.blogspot.com/

Not Your Ordinary Agent said...

I think my Oldest is ready for me to read series type books to her. What age do you think is appropriate? http://homesandbabies.blogspot.com

Spilled Milkshake said...

I'm intrigued by these books and considering picking them up at the library to read to my 8 & 9 year old and 6 year old. I've been wanting to read a series of some sort over the summer to keep their reading interests up.

Would you recommend another series for 8 & 9 year old girls and a 6 year old boy? I'm going to spend some more time reading your site looking for ideas :)

Christina

Yankee Texan Mom said...

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Yankee Texan Mom

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