The Paw Print
Oompa-loompasThursday, July 26, 2012 By Vicky Chan
IT’S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY! This is a wonderful book by Roald Dahl that makes your mouth water for chocolate. Who doesn’t love chocolate? If you had a chance to go to the famous Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory and receive an endless supply of chocolate, what would you do? The catch? Only 5 children will be allowed inside and there are 5 golden tickets hidden in 5 out of millions of wonka chocolate bars out there. By a stroke of luck one of these golden tickets ended up in the hands of Charlie Bucket, a poor boy with a poor family. It has been so many years since I have read this delightful book from my childhood. I remember reading gleefully as the naughty kids paid for their bad behavior. And who can forget about the Oompa-Loompas. "Augustus Gloop! Augustus Gloop! The great big greedy nincompoop! How long could we allow this beast To gorge and guzzle, feed and feast On everything he wanted to? Great Scott! It simply wouldn't do!" I love the wacky, colorful and imaginative world Roald Dahl created and the emotional rollercoaster ride he takes you on.