If you’ve read any of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events books, you’ll have a good idea of the kind of story you’re in for as Snicket recalls his youth and apprenticeship as a member of his unnamed organization. If you haven’t, expect sarcasm, puns, and a lot of definitions of words that may or may not reflect their dictionary definitions. I think Snicket’s books are great for kids because they do define a lot of difficult or obscure words and also regular words used in odd ways or sarcastically, and because they show kids doing a lot of good problem solving. But if you want your kids to keep thinking that adults know everything, you may want to find a different series.
--Alison McCarty, Callahan Branch Library
Find Who Could That Be At This Hour? in the Nassau County Public Library System catalog.