“Meh. It was O.K. A fun read for about fifteen minutes, because you can finish it in 15 minutes. The writing is very simple, but somehow sometimes simple books like these are simply fun to read. ”Siena R wrote this review Sunday, January 1, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book is about a boy who LOVES chocolate. He eats chocolate all day long, breakfast, lunch and dinner. One day he notices he has brown spots that smell like chocolate all over his body and gets worried. Now he needs to find out how to get rid of them. I got drawn into this book because just like Henry I LOVE CHOCOLATE. I was drwn in from the cover of the book and because my brother recomended it to me. I give this book a thumbs up because it is easy to read, very intresting and has an AMAZING ending!!!”Matthew84 wrote this review Tuesday, February 28, 2012. ( reply | view 1 replies | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Another chocolate book... duhhhh :)”simran k wrote this review Saturday, November 19, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I chose it because I think this book is funny”chichonio wrote this review Thursday, November 17, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book is about a boy named Henry Green who loves chocolate. He loves it so much he its it every minute. Read this book to find out what happened Henry.”5remoka wrote this review Tuesday, November 8, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“this is about a boy how gets brown spots from eating to much chocolate he eats so much he gets little brown spots all over”samantha11 wrote this review Friday, December 2, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I got scared to eat chocolate after this... then I thought it was silly and I ate chocolate. Yum. ”Anya Steinberg wrote this review Monday, July 11, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“funny,happy,hilarious and good .”C7 wrote this review Friday, July 1, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Smith, R.K. (1972). Chocolate fever. New York, NY. G.P. Putnam’s Sons.
Henry Green loves chocolate on EVERYTHING! He eats lots of chocolate and even adds chocolate or chocolate syrup to foods such as mashed potatoes. One day, Henry comes down with a most odd medical condition. He breaks out with big brown spots everywhere. After much consideration the doctor finally diagnosis it as” chocolate fever." Henry learns a good life lesson about moderation when it comes to his consumption of chocolate.
Illustrations: Throughout the book there are some illustrations that add to the text. The are made to look like cartoon characters, which I think will appeal to the readers.
Element in Plot: The main element in this story is complication. Henry loves chocolate so much that it has caused him to break out with what is being called “chocolate fever”. In order to not be made a spectacle, Henry runs away and finds himself in some odd situations. All this is caused because of his love for chocolate.
Theme: you should take things in moderation.
I think this is a good book for grade 2-8. It is a nice length for students who are beginning to read chapter books and also those reluctant readers.