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    Thumbs up A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

    My DS (6, almost 7) absolutely loved this book. He loved it so much we are half-way through the sequel, In a Glass Grimmly.

    This is a must read for any child who may have inherited your own slightly warped sense of ghoulish humour. (Note: I would read the reviews online first if you have a sensitive child so you know what you are getting yourself into. Some children may not understand that this is fiction, and children's heads cannot be put back on after their father has chopped them off.)

    I have a new appreciation of fairy tales.

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    Darkest book I've ever read, yet still kid appropriate. I loved it. But I didn't love the sequel - it was just okay. I think my expectations were too high...
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    I agree the second is not as fascinating as the first, but my DS is still enjoying it - I mean, a bunch of giants slitting themselves open is still pretty gory, and right up his alley.

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    My DS thought it was meh. One of only a handful of books he didn't bother to finish. Maybe it's for a younger set? Definitely didn't live up to the hype of the cover, for him.
    Mama to one son (12)

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    I didn't introduce it to my kids when I read it. I think they were 6? And I thought it was a little young. But I was thinking of reading it aloud now... I didn't think it was darkly humorous at all, honestly, just dark. In a good way, but I often like dark humor and I didn't find this had it.
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    Oops--I totally didn't see that this is posted under elementary books. Duh. Will look closer next time!
    Mama to one son (12)

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