Monday, February 25, 2013

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Sisters Book Challenge
Book 3

This was another easy-to-read book. It also made me hungry while reading it! I liked that the chapters were short. It seems like I read faster if the chapters are short. :) When I picked up the book, I didn't know what to expect. I thought it would be weird and dark but it wasn't like that at all. Yes, it was very fantastical, but not supernatural. I love that some great candy like Nerds, SweeTarts, Everlasting Gobstoppers, Sprees, etc. came from this book.

“Mr Willy Wonka can make marshmallows that taste of violets, and rich caramels that change colour every ten seconds as you suck them, and little feathery sweets that melt away deliciously the moment you put them between your lips. He can make chewing-gum that never loses its taste, and sugar balloons that you can blow up to enormous sizes before you pop them with a pin and gobble them up. And, by a most secret method, he can make lovely blue birds' eggs with black spots on them, and when you put one of these in your mouth, it gradually gets smaller and smaller until suddenly there is nothing left except a tiny little DARK RED sugary baby bird sitting on the tip of your tongue.”

― Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

1 comment:

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

We've never read this book. Was this your first time reading it? Maybe I should do it as a read aloud!