Thursday, March 3, 2016

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

109089Goodreads Says:    Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last!

But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life!

My Thoughts:

-    I haven't read this for a while, and it was fun to revisit a childhood book with my daughter. This book is just as fun when you are an adult!

-    While reading this, I kept thinking about the Tim Burton film. He did a great job adapting this book into film. It is pretty accurate.

-    Gnome didn't love this as much as other Dahl books. She enjoyed the story, but this one had less pictures, and she didn't like that. 

-    The story is so whimsical and outrageous, and I love it. Dahl's imagination has no limits. He really knew how to create timeless stories.

-    I love the Britishisms in the books. I'm glad they weren't changed to fit our American English.

-    I wish there really was a chocolate factory like Willy Wonka's.

Gnome's Thoughts: (spoilers)

-    I liked when Grandpa Joe jumped up and did a dance. That was funny.

-    I liked what happened to all the kids. 

-    I liked how they burst into the house at the end.

-    The book is funny.


  1. I've never read this one either! I seriously need to read done Dahl!

  2. I really liked this but I haven't read it in ages. Glad you had fun re-visiting it!