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43 of 48 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A funny and charming fantasy.
This book is basically a twist on the story of King Midas and the Golden Touch. In this case, though, it isnÃ*t gold that the main character, John Midas, loves, but chocolate. When John receives a "gift" of the ability to turn everything he touches to chocolate, it turns out to be more of a curse than a gift. Having his breakfast bacon and eggs turn into chocolate seems...
Published on June 6, 2002 by slomamma

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3.0 out of 5 stars What We Thought
My third grade students at Bi-Cultural day School in Stamford, CT just completed The Courage of Sarah Noble, by Alice Dalgliesh. The students were eager to share their reactions to the historical fiction novel. Stacey Shaener
I would recommend this book to a friend because you are itching to know how John cures himself and that's what I think makes a good...
Published on January 23, 2001


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43 of 48 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A funny and charming fantasy., June 6, 2002
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slomamma (San Luis Obispo, CA USA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Chocolate Touch (Paperback)
This book is basically a twist on the story of King Midas and the Golden Touch. In this case, though, it isnÃ*t gold that the main character, John Midas, loves, but chocolate. When John receives a "gift" of the ability to turn everything he touches to chocolate, it turns out to be more of a curse than a gift. Having his breakfast bacon and eggs turn into chocolate seems wonderful, but when he gets thirsty and canÃ*t get a simple (non-chocolate flavored) drink of water, he begins to understand the need for variety.
I donÃ*t know many children who have an overpowering love of gold, but just about every child can identify with a boy whose desire for chocolate knows no bounds, and so this story is just a natural grabber for elementary school-age children.
You might expect a book with a message (eat a variety of healthy foods) to be moralistic, even a little dull, but this book is nothing like that. The plot is absorbing, much of it is laugh-out-loud funny, and the characters are all well-drawn and interesting.
The Chocolate Touch is a real charmer.
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25 of 30 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars What We Thought, January 23, 2001
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This review is from: The Chocolate Touch (Paperback)
My third grade students at Bi-Cultural day School in Stamford, CT just completed The Courage of Sarah Noble, by Alice Dalgliesh. The students were eager to share their reactions to the historical fiction novel. Stacey Shaener
I would recommend this book to a friend because you are itching to know how John cures himself and that's what I think makes a good book...Ari
I liked this book because... John got the chocolate touch and it was exciting when all those things turned into chocolate . It was exciting when his food turned to chocolate because it tasted yummy. ...Claire
I like this book because it shows you not to just care about yourself like John did, but to care about other people. That's why I like the book ...Daniel R
I disliked this book because I knew what would happen all along the way because it gave me lots of clues. One of the clues was the picture on the cover. It showed me John's mom as chocolate....Eugene
I would recommend this book because this boy John made everything turn to chocolate. My favorite part of the story was when an older boy named Spider Wilson, who went to John's school,saw John eating his gloves. Spider Wilson said,"Why are you eating your gloves?" John told him they tasted like chocolate,but when Spider Wilson tried his didn't. They tasted awful...Hannah
I liked this book because it was funny. It was funny when John was eating his gloves and he turned his mother into chocolate. . . Jeffrey
I would recommend this book to a friend because it was funny in some parts like when John was eating his glove and when he was bobbing for apples and the water turned to chocolate. ..JEREMY
I would recommend this book because everything John put in his mouth turned into chocolate and his trumpet also turned into chocolate. I think that's cool. ...Jonathan
I would recommend this book because I liked the part when John kept trying to tell the storekeeper about his mother but the storekeeper kept talking about something else. This was a funny part....Kayla
I disliked this book because it didn't let you fill the blanks in on your own.It just told you what happens and it was not very exciting because you could guess what was going to happen. ...Lauren
I would recommend this book to a friend or family because it tells lots of details and there are only a few pictures. Since there are only a few pictures, you get to picture how things look in your mind. I really liked The Chocolate Touch...Miles
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story that gets your Kids Reading, May 25, 2000
This review is from: The Chocolate Touch (Paperback)
The Chocolate Touch is a take-off of the King Midas story.But, instead of turning everything he touches to gold, John Midas finds that everything he touches with his lips, turns to chocolate. Of course, at first he thinks this is great. But as time passes, John finds life is getting difficult. When he forgets and kisses his mother, he really begins to panic. This is a classic, be careful what you wish for story, that all kids will love. Easy to read with funny story events that keep kids turning pages to the end. Highly recommended for 2nd - 4th graders.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Bookworm Bandit's book review, February 15, 2006
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This review is from: The Chocolate Touch (Paperback)
We read this book as part of an after school book club. In this book John Midas really likes chocolate.....and he has lots of problems with it! At the end of the book he learned his lesson - greediness is NOT a good thing. We think you should read this book, it is a really good book and it teaches you a very important lesson.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Second Grader's Review, June 8, 2006
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The Chocolate Touch teaches you not to be selfish. My favorite part of the story is when John was ducking for apples with Susan. The ending is good and I give this book 5 stars.

Charlotte
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST BOOK EVER, December 7, 2005
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The Chocolate Touch is a great book ,it is about a boy named John Midas . John is a little boy who loves chocolate so much that he has to take a medicine called tonic.Tonic is John medicine that fills in the vegetables and fruits.Later John finds a coin that John inicials on it. Then john finds a store filled with lots of sweet and yummy chocolate.I will not tell you the rest of the story because the surprise.If you want to know the rest of the story you need to READ IT ! READ IT! READ IT! READ IT!. Ireally like this story and I think you will like it to. So take my word and READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TRACEE ELLIS
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Story of The Chocolat Touch, October 26, 2001
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October 26,2001
My review of the book The Chocolate Touch. I think that all of you people that have not read the book The Chocolate Touch should. John gets a piece of chocolate and eats it. After he eats it ,everything that touches his mouth or lips turn into chocolate. Like his pencil or his gloves and even his mother turn into chocolate. What happens? Do they turn back? You find out. Trust me it's a good book. I have read it 3 times already.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Chocolate Touch, April 28, 2002
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This review is from: The Chocolate Touch (Hardcover)
This story is about a boy named John who finds an unusual coin and uses it to buy a box of chocolate. That night when he opens the box, he only finds one piece. After eating the chocolate, strange things begin to happen to John. Read to find out how John gets the "chocolate touch." I like this story because it is all about chocolate, and it teaches a good lesson.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Second Grader's Review, June 8, 2006
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The Chocolate Touch teaches the lesson not to always think about yourself. During the story John kisses his mother and she turns into chocolate. I liked it when John admitted that he was too greedy, and is willing to give up the chocolate touch in order to save his mother. I think this book is terrific!

Sarah
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It Was Great!, December 1, 2000
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This review is from: The Chocolate Touch (Paperback)
I thought the book was great at first. The book is about a little boy who loves chocolate. He finds a store and buys a piece. The chocolate makes him turn everything he touches into chocolate. My favorite part was when he was taking a test and his pencil turned into chocolate. The book was great!
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