“2. Grade Level: Second Grade
3. Summary: This book is about a boy named Charlie who comes from a poor family. He ends up winning a ticket in his chocolate bar to go see Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. He has a great time there, but all the other kids end up leaving one way or another so Charlie is the last one left.
4. Review: This is a really cute book. I think most children have seen this movie so it would be fun to read the book. This book does contain a few pictures.
5. In-Class Uses: This book can be used to discuss being selfish. Many of the children Charlie was with were very selfish. As a class, we can also talk about what our reactions would be if we got the golden ticket. ”
“i really liked this book it was about a boy that is poor and there is a chocolate factory and it is closed but they are giving out golden tickets to get a special tour. Charlie (the poor boy) wins a golden ticket. P.P there are 6 golden tickets in total.”Grace wrote this review Sunday, November 17, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I think this book is boring . Not really the type of books I like to read . The only thing I like about the book is that it includes chocolate and that's my favorite candy .I also like the part when one of the girls try to get this squirrel and she gets sucked into the trash bin .....I thought it was really funny. ”Maria Perera wrote this review Tuesday, November 12, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“How did I not read this before now! I recommend anything by Roald Dahl (I have since read Twits, and Fantastic Mr. Fox and plan to read everything by him). Dahl uses characters names that reflect personalties of them in his books, which I love. It adds a little tongue in check humor. You really root for Charlie and his family from page one of this book and as a reader can't wait to see what happens next to all the characters. This books is great for intermediate readers but higher primary could read it as well. Teacher Tip: Reading journals would be a great addition to this book. It teaches a lot about empathy. ”Krista Edmonds wrote this review Monday, November 11, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is about a little boy who is raised in a low socioeconomic family and can not afford much food. He lives with his mom, dad and both sets of grandparents. He walks by Willy Wonka's chocolate factory every day and smells the smell of chocolate. He has always wanted to see what it was like in the factory. One day Mr. Wonka puts an advertisement in the newspaper saying he put five golden tickets in five candy bars all over the world. The winners of the five golden tickets would get to go visit Mr. Wonka's chocolate factory and see everything. Charlie really wanted one of the tickets. He got a chocolate candy bar for his birthday and opened it and there was no golden ticket. Then he found a dollar bill laying on the ground one day when he was walking home. He then went and bought a candy bar and opened it and there was no golden ticket. He then decided he would buy one more and he opened it and there laid a golden ticket. He and four other kids and their parents all got to explore the chocolate factory and went on a crazy journey through Mr. Wonka's factory. Some kids even "disappeared". This is a great book for a kid to read. It takes you on a little adventure into a different world. You could do many activities with this book. A teacher could bring a chocolate fountain and have a chocolate day. Also a teacher could just have kids create their own candy bar wrapper on a piece of paper. Also the teacher could even just have the kids create their own fantasy land. The teacher could even put one golden ticket in a candy bar and hand out candy bars to all the students and the one with the golden ticket could be the winner and get some sort of prize.”Brooke wrote this review Wednesday, October 30, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I am still reading this book but I really love it. I have read this book so meany time but it is still so existing.
“This is my favorite book”Bekkhan Atlangeriev wrote this review Saturday, October 26, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A classic that takes you far fa away into a fantasy land where candy rules all. Children of all ages will enjoy this.”Hillary wrote this review Thursday, October 24, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Was interesting to read the original story of Willy Wonka. Nice book for kids.”Guillaume V wrote this review Tuesday, October 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No