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The Chocolate Touch Paperback – Illustrated, May 23, 2006
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In this zany twist on the legend of King Midas and his golden touch, a boy acquires a magical gift that turns everything his lips touch into chocolate! Kids will eat this up for summer reading or anytime!
Can you ever have too much of your favorite food? John Midas is about to find out….
The Chocolate Touch has remained a favorite for millions of kids, teachers, and parents for several generations. It's an enjoyable story that pulls in even reluctant readers.
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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. . . .
About the Author
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.
- ASIN : 0688161332
- Publisher : HarperCollins; Illustrated edition (May 23, 2006)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 128 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780688161330
- Reading age : 8 - 12 years
- Lexile measure : 770L
- Grade level : 3 - 7
- Item Weight : 3.14 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.12 x 0.26 x 7.62 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #5,094 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Chocolate Touch is the story of a boy named John Midas. John is a nice boy who gets in trouble once in a while but is mostly good. He has a nice mom and dad, a little sister, and lives a happy life. His one bad fault is eating too much candy. He likes all candy, but especially chocolate. He spends all his money on candy and never shares the candy he buys. One day, while walking to the candy shop, he finds a coin on the sidewalk. It reads, "JM" on one side and has a picture of a fat boy on the other side. He thinks that is interesting because "JM" are his initials. He goes into the shop and asks if he could use the coin to buy anything. The man says that it is the only kind of money he accepts. John buys a big box of chocolate, takes it home, goes to bed, and eats a bite before falling asleep. The next morning, this toothpaste tastes like chocolate, so he eats it. When he drinks his orange juice, it tastes like chocolate. He drinks the whole glass even though he doesn't like orange juice. Even his bacon and eggs taste like chocolate. John has a habit of chewing on his gloves when he's thinking about something. So when he chews on his gloves he eats right through the leather because it tastes like chocolate. That day he eats half of a friend's silver dollar and drinks chocolate from the water fountain. John starts to get tired of chocolate. Finally it goes too far when he gets a kiss from his mom. He wishes he had never eaten that special chocolate he bought with the special coin. He runs to the candy shop, talks to the shop owner, and learns an important lesson on being greedy and wanting too much of a good thing. I recommend this book. It is fun, entertaining, and easy to read.
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Comes with a very good lesson on being careful what you wish for and too much of a good thing can be bad.
My kids liked it, but they wished it was a little longer.