Charlie and the Chocolate Factory : Everything is Sweet!

Cover of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Title : Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Author : Roald Dahl

Illustrator : Quentin Blake

Publisher : Puffin Books

Year of Publishing : 2005 (First Published in 1964)

Age Suggestion :  9+

Type : Novel





Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! Who doesn’t know this masterpiece of Mr. Roald Dahl’s work? It’s so famous that it was being filmed twice. At least, so far I know. One movie was really old, broadcasted in 1971. The title is a little bit different, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. And it was being remade in 2005.


I know that you’re gonna love it! It is full of imagination and sweets! Every children love sweets I bet, I love sweets! Have you ever imagined how it feels like being in the room that the furniture is all edible sweet treats like a gingerbread house in Hansel and Gretel’s story? I have, and just to imagine it, I already feel great!


(If you want to read a full story about Hansel and Gretel, you can click this link : Hansel and Gretel)


So, Mr. Roald Dahl told us about Charlie and his big family. There are his parents, of course, and the house gets merrier with two pair of grandparents. Charlie is lucky with their families surrounded him, but they are so poor that they often gets hungry.


Charlie even faces the bigger challenge because he lives near the biggest chocolate factory in the world, belongs to Mr. Willy Wonka. You can imagine how cruel it feels that you should sniff the sweet smell of rich chocolate when you’re hungry. Oh, you should be grateful that you have many foods in your house.


But, the chance is there! Mr. Willy Wonka opens his chocolate factory only to five children by slipping out the five golden tickets in his chocolate bars that will be sent to the whole countries. It means the huge opportunity for Charlie, with the very limited chance!


Oompa-Loompas of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
This is Oompa Loompa. In the first movie, apparently, Oompa Loompas have an orange skins!


And for these luckiest five children, the great adventure awaits them in the biggest chocolate factory ever! Not to mention they will meet the great tribes of Oompa-Loompas who’s very cute!


I love how each story in this book gives us many lessons. First and foremost, please respect people’s house, because every house has its rule for particular reason. Most of these children, except Charlie, just thoughtlessly do what they want in the factory, thus they risk their own safety. Like Violet who just grabs Mr. Willy Wonka’s gum, even though Mr. Willy Wonka has warned her. Well, look how she turns into!


Here’s you can learn tiny bit about TV, too. Honestly, books are a lot better than TV. Mr. Roald Dahl gives his opinion about this also;


So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, 
Go throw your TV set away,
And in its place you can install
A lovely bookshelf on the wall.
Then fill the shelves with lots of books


Totally agree! Books usually make your brain work more efficiently, because of why? Only based on letters, you will try to imagine many things, and the sky is the limit! I mean, limitless, my dear children. In TV, people already arrange what you can see and what you can hear, so you can’t develop your imagination into the higher level! Too bad!


I ensure you then, there are so many magic in this book, Mr. Roald Dahl’s imagination just ran wild!


(And read the review of other Roald Dahl’s imagination works by clicking this link : Danny the Champion of the World)


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