Charlie And The Chocolate Factory By Roald Dahl.
A whole day at Willy Wonka's chocolate Factory! Charlie Bucket can't believe his luck when he finds a Golden Ticket and wins the chance of a lifetime: a magical day witnessing the miraculous creation of the most sensational, scrumptious, irresistable eatables in the world.
.... from the back cover.
First Sentence: "These two very old people are the father and mother of Mr Bucket."
As it's nearing Roald Dahl's birthday, I thought I'd re-read one of my favourite childhood books again.
As always, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY made me laugh out loud with it's wonderfully humorous characters and plot. As a child I was always terrified of the squirrels in the nut room but loved the oompa loompas and now, as then, my favourite part of the whole book is the chapter 'Square Sweets That Look Round' - after all who could fail to laugh at "There you are!" he cried triumphantly. "They're looking round! They are square sweets that look round"? Absolutely brilliant.
My Rating: 4 out of a possible 5