Topic: A Series of Unfortunate Events *The Bad Beginning*- Lemony Snicket

There are 3 Baudelaire kids and their names are Violet, Klaus, and Sunny. Violet is 14 and enjoys skipping rocks down by the river and also dreaming of things she could invent one day. Klaus enjoys reading a good book while enjoying looking at the river. Sunny is just a tiny little baby who enjoys biting anything and everything he can get a grasp on. These kids are always acquainted with their longtime family friend, Mr. Poe. Mr. Poe is a banker who constantly coughs but he always tries to hold back in front of the kids. This reminds me of how my Dad coughs so constantly. Mr. Poe comes baring horrific news to the children. Their parents had just died in a house fire at their old house. How will these kids take the news?

Re: A Series of Unfortunate Events *The Bad Beginning*- Lemony Snicket

These kids are in absolute shock when they hear the horrific news from Mr. Poe. Mr. Poe insisted on staying with the kids for a few days until they got everything figured out. The kids are looking at a lot of fortune from their parents because they had a huge mansion with tons of antiques inside. What else can three newly rich orphans do? They head off with Mr. Poe. Things are not so great when they get to Mr. Poe's place. Not only do the kids miss their parents and their home, they aren't having much luck sharing a room with Mr. Poe's two sons, Edgar and Albert. How will the Baudelaires interact with the other kids?

Re: A Series of Unfortunate Events *The Bad Beginning*- Lemony Snicket

At supper that night Mr. Poe announces that the kids will be adopted by a distant relative named Count Olaf. Count Olaf lives in the big city just outside their tiny little town. These kids are very surprised at the sight of their distant relative and really wanted to get to know him. This reminds me of when I had distant relatives from Ireland come to the lake and I really wanted to get to know them as the Baudelaire kids wanted to get to know their distant uncle. How will the kids react with their distant uncle?

Re: A Series of Unfortunate Events *The Bad Beginning*- Lemony Snicket

When the kids meet their distant uncle they are in shock how obscenely rude he is. They thought their uncle would be very understanding and nice but boy were they wrong. When the kids got to Count Olaf's tower they got a gigantic list of chores and jobs to do all day long. The kids really didn't like their uncle when it came to how nice he was. But, these boys really disliked their new home, new chores, and especially their new uncle. When will the kids find a way to interact with their uncle?

Re: A Series of Unfortunate Events *The Bad Beginning*- Lemony Snicket

Their uncle's house was an old abandoned lighthouse that he bought a very long time ago. It is very run down and it looks like it could use some work. Count Olaf doesn't look much better than his house. Count has a wheezy voice, stains on his clothes, and one long eyebrow instead of two. Mr. Poe mentions how gloomy the house seems and Count Olaf suggests that he could spruce things up (only if he could get some of the Baudelaire's money). Will he find a way to steal the Baudelaire kids money?

Re: A Series of Unfortunate Events *The Bad Beginning*- Lemony Snicket

Mr. Poe smacks down the idea of Count Olaf taking the kids money until Violet comes of age. The children can tell that Count Olaf is angry, but after a minute he recovers and starts talking to the kids as if nothing happened. The kids are really feeling terrified of Count Olaf because of his terrifying looks and his terrible smelling body. Even though his dirty house is super huge, Count Olaf has given all three children one bedroom to share, as well as only one very uncomfortable bed and an old refrigerator box as a dresser. How will the kids interact with their uncle?

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Re: A Series of Unfortunate Events *The Bad Beginning*- Lemony Snicket

Count Olaf spends every day up in the high tower of his house and he always leaves the Baudelaires with a list of instructions for chores they can do that day. The kids really didn't like him for this very reason. There are going to be people in your life that you don't like but, you just have to push through and persevere. Will these kids persevere or give up and go back with Mr. Poe?

Re: A Series of Unfortunate Events *The Bad Beginning*- Lemony Snicket

Count Oalf keeps giving these kids incredibly ridiculous chores and pushing these kids further and further away from him. Every time he signs the note with all the kids chores on it he signs it with the same picture of this creepy eye. For the days chores the kids had to cook supper and everything had to be ready for 7 o'clock that night and that would be ok if the kids knew how to cook!. So then they started to look for cookbooks but of course, their creepy uncle didn't have any. What will the kids do when Count Olaf comes home?

Re: A Series of Unfortunate Events *The Bad Beginning*- Lemony Snicket

When Count Olaf comes home from the theater, he demands that the orphans serve them roast beef right now. But, of course, they haven't made roast beef, since Count Olaf never actually said he wanted that. When the kids point this out, Count Olaf holds Sunny in the air as if he might drop her. A bunch of people come from the theatre with their creepy uncle and they are a scary bunch. What will the kids do?

Re: A Series of Unfortunate Events *The Bad Beginning*- Lemony Snicket

There's a big bald man that's really scaring the kids to death. This man is very tall and he has a crazy hook for his right hand and it looks really sharp. While the kids are just finishing up dinner for their wicked uncle and his friends, their uncle starts ridiculing dinner and started talking about how much money the kids have. He then continues to talk about all the money he is going to steal from the kids. How will the kids react?