I just finished reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. What a delightful classic story. It's sweet and fun. It's also mouth-watering. I found myself snacking as I read often!
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is about an extremely poor boy, named Charlie, who lives near a chocolate factory. Just when things look the bleakest for Charlie, he wins a chance to tour the chocolate factory. Four other retched children tour the factory along with Charlie. One by one, the tour ends for the mean and nasty children until only Charlie remains. Mr. Willy Wonka, owner of the chocolate factory, chooses Charlie as his heir.
This is a great story to read aloud to younger children as well as a great story for second or third graders to read to themselves. I highly recommend reading this book - Don't just watch the movie!