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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Originally posted from Goodreads
Finally, Im done reading this book. Ive been wanting to read this ever since I learned that the movie of the same title was based on this book. ANother reason why I want to read this is because it is also included in the BBC big list along with another Children’s Classic, Charlotte’s Web which was also adapted into a movie.

The story is about the adventure of Charlie Bucket and four other children who won the Golden Ticket and was given the privilege to spend a day inside the largest chocolate factory in the world owned by Mr. Willy Wonka.

What I love about this book are the lessons learned from the story of each of the four children who were “eliminated” because of their behaviour during their stay at the factory, apparently revealed through the songs of the Oompa loompas. My most favorite part is the song of the Oompa loompas about the story of Mike Teavee, the child who loves to watch TV. The argument of Roald Dahl on the negative impact of watching television too much on the creativity and thinking capacity of the children was articulated through this song and the story of Mike Teavee still remains true to most of the children of today’s generation. I also love the way how the author explained the importance of reading and encourage the children to read more instead of watching tv through this book.

This is a book that I would recommend to most of the children today to read for them to realize not only the importance of reading but also the values that each children should possess as exemplified by Charlie and the attitude they should avoid as shown by Augustus Gloop (an excessive eater), Veruca Salt (a spoiled brat), Violet Beauregarde (a girl who loves to chew gum constantly) and Mike Teavee (who loves to watch television).

Title: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Author: Roald Dahl
Rating: 4 of 5 stars false
Copy:  Ebook
Read from July 27 to 28, 2011

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