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“The Reptile Room is the second book to the series "A series of unfortunate Events". In this book the three Bauldelaire children are sent to live with a man who they call Uncle Monte. He is really nice but when his assistant ( Olaf cousin from first book) murders Uncle Monte everything goes topsy...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“This book was alright, but i wanted it to be more BOOMMM!! More interesting would be better for this book.”see full review » see other reviews »
“This book was alright, but i wanted it to be more BOOMMM!! More interesting would be better for this book.”4 Kiki wrote this review 6 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“After their guardian Count Olaf tries to steal their fortune, the three Baudelaire children are taken by Mr. Poe to their new guardian, Dr. Montgomery Montgomery, who lives on Lousy Lane, which smells like horseradish.”Aaron Martinez wrote this review 10 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I love this book! It's sad when Uncle Monty dies though. :( ”Evenstar wrote this review 11 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great series for children and adults. My favorite part about this installment in the Baudelaire children's lives is the character of Uncle Monty.”Tracy wrote this review 12 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Upper elementary- The second book in the Series of Unfortunate Events. These are great for older elementary students.”Kelsey wrote this review 13 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“After being taken away from their horrible guardian Count Olaf, (who tried to steal their fortune), the three Baudelaire children are taken by Mr. Poe to their new guardian, Dr. Montgomery Montgomery, who lives on Lousy Lane, which smells like horseradish. According to Mr. Poe, Dr. Montgomery is the Baudelaire's "late father's cousin's wife's brother. Dr. Montgomery, or "Uncle Monty" as he prefers to be called, is a short, chubby man with a round red face. He invites the children in for coconut cream cake (or in Sunny's case, a carrot). He is much friendlier than Count Olaf, and gives the children free rein in the house. Each of the children can have their own room. Monty tells the children that they will be going on an expedition to Peru, once his new assistant, Stephano, arrives. He says that his old assistant, Gustav, had suddenly resigned.
The children are fascinated by the many snakes in the Reptile Room, a giant hall in which Monty's reptile collection is stored. They meet The Incredibly Deadly Viper, which Monty has only recently discovered. The snake's name is a misnomer since it is harmless; Monty intends to use it to play a practical joke on the Herpetologist Society in revenge for their ridiculing his name, Montgomery Montgomery. The three children are each given jobs in the Reptile Room: Violet is given the job of inventing traps for new snakes found in Peru, Klaus is told to read books on snakes to help advise Uncle Monty and Sunny's job is to bite ropes into usable pieces. She also befriends the Incredibly Deadly Viper”
“this book is the second in the series of the serious of unfortunate event, count olaf tries to kill the kid by leaving them on the railroad tracks when a train is bout to come, mr.poe finds out and they get moved to there other relative who has a room full of reptiles ”Pedro Hernandez wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The second book in the series, which was just as memorable as the first. Maybe not as monumentous as the first however. I did enjoy the book, Count Olaf is a crazy man, and I feel terrible for these kids who are truly going through some very unfortunate events. It doesn't compare much to the first, but oh well. The series does regain itself.”Ethan Upton wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“really great book”Katrina Malanos wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I know that these books are much beloved and considered at this point children's classics, but I just couldn't love them. And it's not that they're written for younger kids. I have no problem with Harry Potter & I love Gregor the Overlander, but maybe I'm just too much in need of happy endings in kids books. And Mr. Snicket constantly reminds us that these books are not happy ending books. At least he's honest about that. I both love & hate the way so many words are defined in the book. Hate because it gets tiresome when I already know the definitions. It breaks up the pace of the book for me. I love them because thinking as a parent this is a great way to introduce words that kids might not know and define words in a fun and easy to incorporate way.
I do also love the 'back story' of Lemony Snicket. I love how Daniel Handler created this character and made this entire story to explain why Lemony Snicket is writing about the Baudelaire children.
I'm not saying these are bad books, I just could love them and don't have much desire to finish out the series. Maybe Emma will love them!”