Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

My son and his cousin discovered Roald Dahl books when they were about 7 or 8 years old. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was among the first books that they read and from then on, they were hooked.

I, personally, am a fan of both the book and the movie and am amused by the 5 kids who are invited to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory: Augustus Gloop, Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde, Mike Teavee, and of course, Charlie Bucket, the boy who was too good to be true and who is the hero in the story.

Why do I like the book? I like Roald Dahl’s choice of words and the images he makes you see with them. Reading this book is like traveling to a different world. I also liked the fact that Charlie was poor but despite that, he and his family were happy. The story teaches us that in life, it is not really material things that count but the quality of our relationships and our attitude towards life.

After that first book, my son requested me to buy him other titles. Here are the titles we have in our library:

George’s Marvelous Medicine
The Twits
The Witches
Boy: Tales of Childhood
The Roald Dahl Treasury (a compilation of some of Roald Dahl’s works — some are excerpts)
Charlie and the Glass Elevator

My son also liked reading the book called D is for Dahl, Compiled by Wendy Cooling, which provides bits and trivia about Roald Dahl and his works.

You can learn more about Roald Dahl at


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