Saturday, December 26, 2009

Five books about chocolate

One book from the Barnes and Noble Review mini-feature, five books about chocolate:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
by Roald Dahl

If you've only seen the movie versions, you've yet to taste the real magic in Roald Dahl’s irresistible story. With his legendary amalgam of zany energy and arch wit, the author takes the wide-eyed child in everyone on a hilarious ride through Willy Wonka’s mysterious factory. Charlie Bucket is the hero, but of course the real treats from the reader are the fates delivered to the ill-mannered children who accompany him -- just deserts indeed.
Read about the other books on the list.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory appears on Meghan Cox Gurdon's five best list of "children's books that are especially enthralling when read aloud."

--Marshal Zeringue