Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

from Penguin Group



Overall Editor's Rating

What It Is

The story has been made famous by two great movies, but this tale really comes alive when it's read - or read aloud. It's a cautionary tale about bad behavior, but it' also a magical romp through a crazy world and the interspersed poems by the Oompa Loompas are marvels of rhyme and wit.

Chris Byrne says, "I read this book in an afternoon, and then made my brothers read it. We loved the dark humor of it, and the verses, which we can still repeat to each other to this day."