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 I created Dad Suggests as a way to share with others the many different things that I have loved sharing with my children. My hope is that - by reading - you will find something here to enjoy with your own family. I live in Fayetteville, AR with my wife, two kids, and two dogs.

- Ryan

March Giveaway: The Dark by Lemony Snicket

March Giveaway: The Dark by Lemony Snicket

As far as reading is concerned, I was practically raised by R. L. Stine’s Goosebumps. I had a voracious appetite for everything spooky. And a very high percentage of my fondest and most vivid memories of kids books have to do with scary stories. It’s probably fair to say that’s why I am so attracted to Lemony Snicket’s The Dark now as a dad. It’s definitely one of the best scary picture books of all time - and I’m very excited to share it with a reader this month.

Update 4/1/19 - Giveaway now closed! Congratulations to Erin E. on winning!

If you’ve never read The Dark, make sure to check out our article to see why we like it so much. A very big part of its magic comes from the fact that it’s illustrated by Jon Klassen - an artist so beloved in our house we’ve bought several chapter books we knew nothing about, only because they contain a handful of his illustrations. The combination of Klassen’s art and Snicket’s writing leads to some seriously, legitimately creepy pages. So if you’re looking for something spooky for the little ones, this is the giveaway for you!


There will be one winner of a hardback copy of The Dark by Lemony Snicket. The winner will be chosen at random after the ending date of March 31st at 12:00 a.m. EST. Entry into monthly giveaways is a reward for our subscribers, so in order to be eligible for entry you must simply subscribe to our newsletter. (You can find the sign-up box for our newsletter at the bottom of every page on DadSuggests.com.)

And, as you’ll see, there are a few optional ways to earn extra entries if you’d like to increase your chances! The winners will be contacted through the e-mail they provide and will have to provide a US address for shipping at that time. Open to US mailing addresses only and you must be 18+ to enter. You can also refer to the official rules.

Good luck! And help us spread the word to any parents or teachers out there who don’t have their own copy of this incredible book yet!

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