“Why I‘d give him two hundred pounds for that ticket! You want to sell that ticket for two hundred pounds young man?”
This book is one of my absolute favorites. Through this book you can really see the effect children‘s families and upbringings have on them as a person.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, 1964. Modern Fantasy. This chapter book is amazing in its way of teaching children about fate and privilege. Through the chapters, we learn about the 5 children who have the opportunity to tour the chocolate factory. The author uses humor and fun ideas for children to address a message that is way deeper and darker!
This classic F children‘s novel by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake was absolutely amazing (and better than the movies!). The story is about Charlie Bucket, a poor boy who lives in a small house with his parents and grandparents. One day, he finds a ticket to a chocolate factory owned by Willy Wonka along with 4 other children, and on that day he has the wildest day of his life. This book would best be utilized in AS teaching strategy.
Book #91: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is so far my favorite of Dahl's works, and likely to remain that way. I had grown up on Charlie, having seen the original movie countless of times and I actually believe I read the book growing up too, although I couldn't remember any of it. Unlike Dahl's other works, which seemed scattered and more like...
Loved every single chapter in this book. I would love to read it aloud one day - unfortunately my kindergarten class would probably take it a little too seriously!
Willa Wonka has done something incredible - released five golden tickets to be discovered and exchanged for an inside look at his jaw-dropping chocolate factory!
The characters were so entertaining, and the rooms described in the factory were just simply FUN. Such an enjoyable book.
“I don‘t think the girl‘s father played it quite fair, Grandpa, so you?”
An early lesson that life is unfair!!
Absolutely loving Charlie and the Chocolate Factory so far! What a pleasure to read.
1. I was a Roald Dahl kid, so probably the tagged book.
2. Most recent I can think of making me laugh, and cry, was Lily and the Octopus 🐙
3. Another recent one I enjoyed was A Nearly Normal Family
4. Pancakes, with syrup and🍓
5. Consider yourself tagged 😊
Thanks for the tag @Cathythoughts and @Eggs for hosting
So happy I got to revisit my childhood favorite for #BBRC. After all these years, it‘s still so good. And a perfect excuse to indulge in all things chocolate. 🍫🍫🍫
Pictured: Iced hot chocolate, dark chocolate covered almonds and milk chocolate from Russia.
The song “Pure #Imagination” from the movie leapt to mind, and let‘s face it, both the book and film are delightful! And I mean the original 1971 movie. #letstravelaugust
Note: my apologies for the duplication of the prompt! I‘m only one tiny human and make mistakes sometimes! 😕
On the 21st, I ask that you please use your imaginations the best you can. We can do this!
This was my last book read in July and it was a fun way to end my reading month! To think that I just started reading Dahl. 😳 Not sure how I got this far in life without reading any of his books, but glad that I've finally read a couple. This was a highly entertaining and imaginative story. A perfect summer read, relatively short and lots of fun. 4/5⭐️
"Greetings to you, the lucky finder of this Golden Ticket, from Mr Willy Wonka! I shake you warmly by the hand! Tremendous things are in store for you! Many wonderful surprises await you! For now, I do invite you to come to my factory and be my guest for one whole day - you and all others who are lucky enough to find my Golden Tickets.”
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“‘Yippeeeeeeeeeee!‘ And at the same time, his long bony body rose up out of the bed and his bowl of soup went flying into the face of Grandma Josephine, and in one fantastic leap, this old fellow of ninety-six and a half, who hadn‘t been out of bed these last twenty years, jumped on to the floor and started doing a dance of victory in his pajamas.”
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Day 6 - #uniquecharacternames #literaryluck #verucasalt
Veruca Salt is a character from Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, both films, and theatrical adaptations. She is usually the second Golden Ticket winner (acquired through her father's factory workers), and the third child among the five (originally seven) children to meet her endgame in the factory. Veruca is portrayed as a cute and pretty little girl, but the epitome of a spoiled brat.
Litsy, I read the book & it was delightful. Adult me really enjoyed the book & I‘m sure kid me would have been head over heels in love with it. I mean, first of all there‘s candy—lots & lots of candy. Then, there‘s Charlie Bucket, a wonderful character easy to cheer for. And, there are the spoiled kids who get EXACTLY what they deserve. The book—imaginative, full of wonder & humor—is, as is always the case, even better than the movies. A fun read.
Reread (for the first time since kids were tiny) spurred by a recent business management conversation I had with my DH. Wish I could remember the aha moment.
I listened to a fun audio version this time. This hardcover is the one I've owned since I was little.
It‘s a day off for me & I decided to spend a little time reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory—because while I‘ve seen the movie adaptations, I don‘t think I have ever read the book. I started reading & of course came across something that made me want to know more & while investigating, I came across this which I somehow missed. Can‘t wait to see what Netflix does! Hopefully it‘s awesome!!!
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has been a favorite since I was very young. Fingers crossed the Broadway version comes to CLE‘s Playhouse Square next year. Would love to see this #CandyLover and the chocolate river!
This makes me so happy! Go NZ. What a great idea. When I was little we had the summer Pizza Hut reading program that let you earn free pizza. I read more books those summers than any other. ❤️🍕
Taking a Sunday morning break after Journey to the Center of the Earth. I can‘t remember if my second grade teacher read this to in class. I know he read James and the Giant Peach to us. Fun to reminisce and try to recapture the joy of reading as a child. I wish I could go back in time just for that. Not all the other nonsense like high school! 😖 Thought I‘d pose it with some other faves. Although I was in my late 20s when HP was published!
Wow this made me super nostalgic! I remember as an elementary schooler seeing this play performed by the older kids. I definitely noticed a lot more how weird some of the events are, but it made me laugh. The songs sang by the Oompa Loompas we're very entertaining to read as well.
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More adaptation news! Article: https://bookriot.com/?p=247424 what are some of your favorite Dahl books?
Taking a break from a lazy Sunday reading to See a musical.
Finished this the other day it was so good :) a lot different from the movie version and I'm not a fan of the movie editions of books so I'm hoping I can get a copy of the original book or the actual anniversary edition.
Interview with Roald Dahl in 1982...