Willy Wonka’s famous chocolate factory is opening at last!
But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life!
First of all, I have to confess that I HAVE NEVER READ ROALD DAHL BEFORE. I know this might sound silly, I am like one of those people who haven’t read harry potter yet 😉 When I was a kid, I read some Enid Blyton but first love toward books was actually The Three Detectives. I have never heard of Roald Dahl till I was sort of a grown up, by then children books have lost its charm on me.
However, my new school’s library has just given me a second chance to get into the world of Roald Dahl.
I LOVE MY SCHOOL’s Library!! So tidy and so many books. This is the first time I teach in a school with proper library. Three weeks ago, we were about to start our holiday and I decided to borrow a book from the library…and my eyes fell on Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. I remembered the movie well because I like the cast but I have never read the book (plus I have never read any by Dahl), so I borrowed the book…just for fun!
…and I loved it!! It might be a children book but it’s still fun for older people.
It wasn’t like how imagine it to be…my reference was the movie. I like Willi Wonka from the book more than Johnny Depp’s Willy Wonka. Mr. Wonka in the book is more cheerful and talkative, he might be weird but he is also fun…not weird weird like Depp’s wonka.
I can’t help feeling that this book has influenced JK Rowling’s funny food in Harry Potter. There are so many unthinkable sweet. Me. Dahl sure has brilliant imagination. The rooms where he develops his new sweet are marvelous. The book makes me want to walk along with those five kids.
I don’t think I need to write what the story is about because I bet everyone knows the story 😉 (I put the blurb on top in case there is still someone who doesn’t what Charlie and The Chocolate Factory is all about)
It was fun reading Roald Dahl’s world and I am now reading another of his book 🙂