Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

new doc 9_1 

Title:  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Puffin                  

Number of pages: 190        

Type of Book: Fiction, Classic

Age: 8+

Available here: Bookazine, Surulere, Lagos;

To borrow: ZODML library, Ikoyi, Lagos 

 Price: N1580; $4.99

MY SUMMARY (without the ending):

This is the story of a 9-year-old boy, Charlie Bucket whose family was quite poor. He longed for 2 things more than anything else in the world.

  1. Chocolate
  2. To visit the Wonka Chocolate Factory: the biggest and most famous chocolate factory in the world.

It details Charlie’s adventure of a lifetime after he wins one of five Golden tickets in the world to spend a day at the Wonka Chocolate Factory. Roald Dahl has a way with words. His apt and quite colourful description of the many rooms and contraptions in the Chocolate Factory, the oompa-loompas, Willy Wonka, and the five children will entertain and leave a wonderful taste in the mouth and mind for years to come.


UP: The oompa-loompas, the chocolate mixing waterfall, the great brown river of chocolate (that could fill all the bathtubs and swimming pools in the country), the huge glass pipes that sucked Augustus Gloop up, Mr. Wonka’s yacht (the enormous gleaming pink boat made of boiled sweet and rowed by one hundred oompa-lompas all make this a feast for the senses and a Fantastic Read!


RATING: 5 Stars: A must read for bookworms AND their parents!!


  1. Workers in Willy Wonker’s Chocolate Factory? Oompa-Loompas
  2. How many pets did Veruca Salt have? 21+ (two dogs, four cats, six bunny rabbits, two parakeets, three canaries, a green parrot, a turtle, a bowl of goldfish, a hamster and a cage of mice.
  3. Eight three word details about Willy Wonka. Extraordinary little man, black top hat, plum-coloured velvet tailcoat, bottle green trousers, pearly gray gloves, gold-topped walking cane, pointed black beard, marvelously bright eyes.
  1. What did the Indian Prince Pondicherry want from Mr. Wonka? A palace made of chocolate.
  2. For how long had Violet Beauregarde chewed the piece of gum in her mouth when she walked into the factory? Three months! Yuck!
  3. Charlie ate two types of Willy Wonka’s chocolate. What were they called? Wonka’s Nutty Crunch Surprise and Wonka’s  Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight.

Just wondering/Burning question:

 What do you think would have happened if Charlie had found the ticket two days after he did?

Next Book of the Week (13/May/2015 – 20/May/2015):

A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS: The Bad Beginning (Book the First) by Lemony Snicket

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s