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Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! Mr Willy Wonka is the most extraordinary chocolate maker in the world.
And do you know who Charlie is? Charlie Bucket is the hero. The other children in this book are nasty little beasts, called: Augustus Gloop - a great big greedy nincompoop; Veruca Salt - a spoiled brat; Violet Beauregarde - a repulsive little gum-chewer; Mike Teavee - a boy who only watches television.
Clutching their Golden Tickets, they arrive at Wonka's chocolate factory. But what mysterious secrets will they discover?
Our tour is about to begin. Please don't wander off. Mr Wonka wouldn't like to lose any of you at this stage of the proceedings . . . 'The ultimate children's story ever' - David Walliams Now you can listen to CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! and HOUSE OF TWITS inspired by the revolting Twits.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Reviews | Toppsta

9780141365374
  • ISBN: 9780141365374
  • Pub Date: 11th February 2016
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 208

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3rd August '18
I read it to CassidyDenness aged 8 aged 8
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5 stars
My favourite Roald Dahl book, everybody knows the story so I'm only going to review the best poem that Dahl ever wrote. It is his opinion of TV and it feels more valid today than ever before, kids spend so much time in front of the TV, or tablets and phones. Here's the poem, read it and obey. :-)

The most important thing we've learned,
So far as children are concerned,
Is never, NEVER, NEVER let
Them near your television set --
Or better still, just don't install
The idiotic thing at all.
In almost every house we've been,
We've watched them gaping at the screen.
They loll and slop and lounge about,
And stare until their eyes pop out.
(Last week in someone's place we saw
A dozen eyeballs on the floor.)
They sit and stare and stare and sit
Until they're hypnotised by it,
Until they're absolutely drunk
With all that shocking ghastly junk.
Oh yes, we know it keeps them still,
They don't climb out the window sill,
They never fight or kick or punch,
They leave you free to cook the lunch
And wash the dishes in the sink --
But did you ever stop to think,
To wonder just exactly what
This does to your beloved tot?
IT ROTS THE SENSE IN THE HEAD!
IT KILLS IMAGINATION DEAD!
IT CLOGS AND CLUTTERS UP THE MIND!
IT MAKES A CHILD SO DULL AND BLIND
HE CAN NO LONGER UNDERSTAND
A FANTASY, A FAIRYLAND!
HIS BRAIN BECOMES AS SOFT AS CHEESE!
HIS POWERS OF THINKING RUST AND FREEZE!
HE CANNOT THINK -- HE ONLY SEES!
'All right!' you'll cry. 'All right!' you'll say,
'But if we take the set away,
What shall we do to entertain
Our darling children? Please explain!'
We'll answer this by asking you,
'What used the darling ones to do?
'How used they keep themselves contented
Before this monster was invented?'
Have you forgotten? Don't you know?
We'll say it very loud and slow:
THEY ... USED ... TO ... READ! They'd READ and READ,
AND READ and READ, and then proceed
To READ some more. Great Scott! Gadzooks!
One half their lives was reading books!
The nursery shelves held books galore!
Books cluttered up the nursery floor!
And in the bedroom, by the bed,
More books were waiting to be read!
Such wondrous, fine, fantastic tales
Of dragons, gypsies, queens, and whales
And treasure isles, and distant shores
Where smugglers rowed with muffled oars,
And pirates wearing purple pants,
And sailing ships and elephants,
And cannibals crouching 'round the pot,
Stirring away at something hot.
(It smells so good, what can it be?
Good gracious, it's Penelope.)
The younger ones had Beatrix Potter
With Mr. Tod, the dirty rotter,
And Squirrel Nutkin, Pigling Bland,
And Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and-
Just How The Camel Got His Hump,
And How the Monkey Lost His Rump,
And Mr. Toad, and bless my soul,
There's Mr. Rat and Mr. Mole-
Oh, books, what books they used to know,
Those children living long ago!
So please, oh please, we beg, we pray,
Go throw your TV set away,
And in its place you can install
A lovely bookshelf on the wall.
Then fill the shelves with lots of books,
Ignoring all the dirty looks,
The screams and yells, the bites and kicks,
And children hitting you with sticks-
Fear not, because we promise you
That, in about a week or two
Of having nothing else to do,
They'll now begin to feel the need
Of having something to read.
And once they start -- oh boy, oh boy!
You watch the slowly growing joy
That fills their hearts. They'll grow so keen
They'll wonder what they'd ever seen
In that ridiculous machine,
That nauseating, foul, unclean,
Repulsive television screen!
And later, each and every kid
Will love you more for what you did.
13th February '18
hasan's read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
I like this book because the magical sweets are so interesting!  like the ever lasting gobbstoper and the chocolate that travels through TV. Charlie is very poor but ends up winning the whole factory. YAY! He gets a golden ticket.  He meets the fantastic Mr Willy Wonka.  There is a glass elevator that lands in his house.  Poor Charlie.  But luckily the whole family can move into the chocolate factory!  
25th April '17
TopLegomaster read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
This is one of the best Roald Dahl books (James and the Giant Peach and Fantastic Mr Fox are the others). If you haven't read this for yourself, I recommend you do because it's about a wonderful chocolate factory and there are loads of sweeties. It's great to imagine. Bad things happen to all the bad children. The oompaloompas look like rock stars with their sticky up hair. 
It's sad, very funny and it's quite a happy ending for Charlie. 
Thank you for reading my first ever review. Hope you enjoy it too! 
24th June '16
I read it to dannylee aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
Classic book all my kids have enjoyed reading. Great characters and it's an exciting and funny read
17th October '17
I read it to Landon10 aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
An absolute classic. I couldn't wait to read this with my son. A perfect opportunity to escape into the world of Willy Wonka. My son walked around Cadburys works with the book under his arm waiting to get some signatures from the characters. The illustrations are timeless too. 
27th February '18
I read it to joshgok aged 7 aged 7 & to JakeGOK aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
I've just re-read this book aloud to a 5 year old and a 7 year old at bedtime, and each enjoyed it equally, and were transfixed by the story and the characters.  They did want more pictures, and there are only a few very basic ones, but the ability to be able to watch one of the film versions made up for it once we had finished. 

The story is sweet, funny, and captured their imaginations wonderfully (we invented our own chocolate bars and ate them!) Wonderful descriptions, and conversations. 

It's a story every child should read.
6th November '16
RhysMc read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
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5 stars
I really enjoyed this book and read it at every possible opportunity.  It is about a boy called Charlie who wins one of the tickets for Willy Work's chocolate factory. It made me laugh a lot, especially when Veronica turned into a giant blueberry. I have asked my mum for Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator now.
24th May '17
I read it myself (an adult)
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5 stars
My favourite children's book and movie ever! It is so whimsical and I love how all of the children are picked off one by one because they misbehave,
25th June '18
I read it myself (an adult) , to Callum2010 aged 7 aged 7 & to Gymnastjay aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
Just magical!! What a fabulous story.
The descriptions and scenes which are set are just marvellous. Every child’s dream!  
16th February '18
maryam's read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
In this book there is a little boy named Charlie and he is so very skinny, but one day little Charlie gets a golden ticket to Mr Willy Wonker's chocolate factory YAY!. My favourite character is Charlie because he is very kind and not spoilt like the other children.

 
4th March '16
MicahW read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
This is the story of Charlie Bucket, who along with 4 other children, gets to visit Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, and learn all the secrets and magic I really enjoyed this story, it was easy to read independently. I liked the oompa loompas, the silly made up words in the book and the funny songs. There was lots of bits in the book that make you laugh, such as Augustus getting stuck up the pipe. There are lots of great characters, especiallyWilly Wonka. I liked that Charlie who didn' have much money found  golden ticket, and he was a good child and followed the rules at the factory, and ended up getting to keep the factory. I would highly recommend this book.
17th August '18
Unicornrose read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
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5 stars
This is a fantastic book i read at school.This book made me laugh.The character are very different and they are very funny.I like Charlie and Mike Teavee.
26th May '16
Cwader read it themselves aged 11 aged 11
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5 stars
This book is amazing. It is about a boy called Charlie who wins a golden ticket to a tour round Willis Wonkas chocolate factory with other children. The characters are all different and keep the reader gripped as they all encounter different problems until only Charlie is left. 
28th June '17
I read it myself (an adult)
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5 stars
t is an obvious children’s classic that everyone has heard of. It is perfect for children, the idea of touring a chocolate factory with a room where everything is edible?! What a dream! So it was easy to see why children absolutely adore this story.
17th September '17
Leonapie read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
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5 stars
One of my favourite childhood books which I have read to my 3 children now 9yr,12,13yr. They all enjoyed it as once charlie has a golden ticket he had go to the chocolate factory along with the other winners. This book is full of surprises and we loved the ompa lumbas always there to lend a hand when things go wrong. It's a book every bookshelf should have 
2nd May '17
I read it to ArjanST aged 5 aged 5 & to KeeratKT aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
Having watched the film first, my son was quite excited to read the book and find the similarities. He loved us reading this story to him every night at bedtime and wanted to get through it as quickly as possible, especially as he knew what was coming next, or at least he thought he did. As I have watched the older version as well as the newer version of the film, I loved trying to relate the different parts of the book to the two films, as there are quite a lot of adaptations of the book. Definitely worth a read!
20th June '18
juniorslater read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
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5 stars
This book is great, I've read it twice and it always makes me feel like I need to go sweety shopping! Charlie is so lucky in the end. I wish I could visit a chocolate factory. 
1st March '18
I read it to mrbear aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
My son loved this book so much, we had to read it to him twice in a row!
19th December '17
I read it to Beech Class aged 6 to 7
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5 stars
A super book by one of our favourite authors as a class
A little boy who has his wildest dreams come true. 
26th November '17
I read it myself (an adult)
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4 stars
The moral of the story is great however, I find that the film does the storyline more justice. Either way it is a key read and one of my favourite Roald Dahl books!
26th September '17
MindfulNinja read it themselves aged 15 aged 15
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4 stars
This was my favourite book as a child, and the first chapter book I read by myself so I have fond memories of it. However, looking at it as an adult it is a bit dark and could easily frighten some children if they aren't supervised when reading it. 
The good guy comes out well in the end though, which is typical of Dahl.
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