Thursday, January 26, 2012

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is one of the most delectable underdog stories of all time.  It follows the story of Charlie, a young boy that lives in poverty.  Every day, he walks past Willy Wonka's factory smelling the sweetness in the air and dreaming of what could be.  When he chances upon a priceless golden ticket to visit the factory that has been reclusive for years, he has the experience of a lifetime that could forever change his life.

Dahl's imagination takes the reader into scenes that leaves one hungering for more.  Who wouldn't want to drink from a chocolate river fed by a chocolate waterfall?  Can you imagine a diet plan that consists of full course meals ingested via one stick of gum?  Any young child (and maybe a few adults like myself!) would like lick-able wall paper!  Have I convinced you yet just how yummy this tale is?!?

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is one of my household's favorite reads!  My son requests this book on a regular basis and I happily oblige. Every.  Single.  Time!

Have you sampled Dahl's classic?  What would be one of your favorite treats from the tale?


  1. This book is always a favorite! Z's class started the year with a golden ticket search where a couple of kids a day got a box of Nerds and a few of them had a little gold slip in them. He got one of the first day of school! Then a few weeks later, when all the kids had gotten their candy, they watched the old version of the movie together and the winners got to cash in their golden tickets for a big Wonka bar. Z was so excited about the whole thing! It would be kind of a cute idea for a birthday party too, wouldn't it? Hmm ...

  2. Kristen M. ... I love that idea! It sounds like so much fun! And, I love the idea of a Willy Wonka birthday party! That could be so much fun!!


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