This week is our final week for the Buckeye Children’s Book Award Nominees. We read The Dark by Lemony Snicket and illustrated by Jon Klassen.
Lemony Snicket is the well known author of the Series of Unfortunate Events. Jon Klassen is the author and illustrator on This is Not My Hat, a Caldecott Award winner and last year’s Buckeye Award Nominee. Before reading the book, we discussed things that people are afraid of. The list included snakes, spiders, heights, being alone and many more. I tried to use a ghost story telling voice and the students seemed mesmerized by the pictures and the story.