Parents' Guide to

The Slippery Slope: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 10

By Matt Berman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Witty story, exciting adventure keeps kids reading.

Book Lemony Snicket Humor 2003
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 9+

Lemony Snicket is a GENIUS

I think it is a good role model how Violet,Klaus and Sunny have been looking for Duncan and Isadora Quagmire ever since the book 5

This title has:

Educational value
Great role models
age 17+

Its ok?

I have my kids read these every day for 30 mins for homwork.Its good format!

This title has:

Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (14 ):

Children read this story, like its nine predecessors, as a rip-roaring adventure story. The author has a seemingly inexhaustible ability to come up with unusual and creative dangers and adventures to put the siblings through, and as Saturday morning serials showed a generation ago, children have an inexhaustible appetite for thrills and melodrama. This entry in the series is a bit longer than most of the others and has more exposition and less action than some, but the author keeps it rolling along well enough to keep most young readers turning the pages.

For adults, this is witty and literary tongue-in-cheek silliness. Few children will get the allusions, such as Count Olaf's girlfriend being named after a book by J.D. Salinger, or the author's hilarious explanation of a famous Robert Frost poem: "The poet found that the road less traveled was peaceful but quite lonely, and he was probably a bit nervous as he went along, because if anything happened on the road less traveled, the other travelers would be on the road more frequently traveled and so couldn't hear him as he cried for help. Sure enough, that poet is now dead." Both children and adults can appreciate the production values of the series, though: The hardcover editions hardly cost more than paperbacks, and with their rough-cut pages, endpapers, and well-matched illustrations, they are pleasurable physical objects as well as enjoyable stories.

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