Duncraig Primary School (in WA) has sent us some year 5 students’ book reviews.* We’ll be posting two reviews a day for the next 5 days so stay tuned!
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl, ill. by Quentin Blake. ISBN 9780141322711, Puffin (Penguin UK).
This book has everything you want in a fantasy: a bizarre man who owns a chocolate factory, a timid boy who is very poor, two grandpas, two grandmas and two parents.
Everyone in this book loves chocolate, especially Mr Willy Wonka. He is mysterious and he is always thinking of new chocolates that he could make. He even made chewing gum even though he hates it. The boy, Charlie Bucket, only gets one chocolate bar every year and there are five golden tickets on the loose hidden in the chocolate bars. Charlie really would like one but he doesn’t think there is a chance.
This book is humorous and has 190 pages. The book is suitable for the age of 9 and up.
Read this book with your child and they will love it.
*Duncraig Primary is a member of our Undercover Readers Club. Books reviewed here are the students’ own.