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John midas loves chocolate. He loves it so much that he′ll eat it any hour of any day. He doesn′t care if he ruins his appetite. He thinks chocolate is better than any other food! But one day, after wandering into a candy store and buying a piece of their best chocolate, John finds out that there might just be such a thing as too much chocolate. . . .
Born in London, Patrick Skene Catling was educated there and at Oberlin College in the United States. As a Royal Canadian Air Force navigator and as a journalist, he has traveled extensively. His present home is in the Republic of Ireland.The original appearance of The Chocolate Touch in 1952 stirred much reviewer enthusiasm. The New York Herald Tribune remarked, "it has already proved a hilarious success with children," and The Saturday Review said, "it is told with an engaging humor that boys and girls will instantly discover and approve."
Margot Apple lives in Massachusetts. She has three horses: two Morgans (Devil, age twenty-five, and Tiggy, Devil's 1999 filly) and Annie, a quarter horse. In 2003 Tiggy began participating in her first horse shows in the Western Pleasure Division.
Margot Apple is the author-artist of Blanket and Brave Martha and the illustrator of Appaloosa Zebra: A Horse Lover's Alphabet, Runaway Radish, and the beloved "Sheep" books, including Sheep in a Jeep and Sheep Trick or Treat.
My 6 yr old son and I read this together. He didn't like it at all. He said to give it zero stars. I think he found all the mystical chocolate events disturbing, not funny.Published 5 days ago by Kristine
A mix of Wonka and Midas. Our 9-year old granddaughter loved the book. She read it out loud to her family as part of her nightly reading requirement. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Truly Oregon
I loved it you should make it a famous book kids will love it. It talks about selfishness
This was a page turner for my 3rd grade son and kindergarten daughter. They really loved the premise of the story.Published 1 month ago by Rie
I liked this book because it was funny when he started eating things like a glove. One thing the author did well was make a funny story. My favorite part was when he ate a glove. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mrs. Weinberg's Class
My daughter and I enjoyed reading this book together. Whats not to like, reading and chocolate are our 2 favorite things.Published 1 month ago by kris grzejka