2 Sep 2009

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.

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


manchitra said...

First time here.
Wow! you have written brilliantly I am sure you enjoyed it thoroughly. Funny square aweets that look round.
shall keep visiting.
take care.

Petty Witter said...

Thanks for that lovely comment Manchitra. I look forward to your visits.

Kelly said...

I just found my way here through another blog (nice how that works, isn't it?!) and I've enjoyed your book reviews.

I don't have nearly enough time to read all that I want to, but get in as many books as I can. I've read and enjoyed several of those on your favorites list in your profile.

I'll return, I'm sure!