Thursday, June 2, 2011

Mini Review!

Books I wish I read when I was a kid. Yes. I read it right now. Call me crazy...!

When I was little, I read an awesome book at my aunt's place. It was something about some bunnies...I can't remember what. And it's killing me. Ugh. Anyway, I also read Matilda back then. By Roald Dahl, of course! And I love it. Of course. I didn't read any other books by Dahl though - a very stupid thing to do.

Anyway. I've always (firmly) believed that it's never too late to read a children's book! With me, it's totally okay to read (and love) a children's book - even when you're nineteen, that is. So. I did! You know, like I read the likes of the Graveyard book by Neil Gaiman and found them nice. Now I finally read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

It was like being a kid again. I mean, it did seem silly reading the book now - but I can see how I would have totally loved it as a kid. Blame my house full of Enid Blyton books.

Just a quick summary: Five lucky kids win a day trip to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory - the biggest and the best in the world! A day long tour with Mr. Wonka himself, and a lifetime's supply of Wonka chocolates. Then things go very wrong, as they usually do. But everything turns out fine, as it usually does.

It is one of the funniest and most fascinatingly whimsical children's books I have ever read! And the most delicious one too!! And you know, there is that whole dark side to it. I guess it's more obvious in the movies.
The descriptions are magical and when the chocolate doesn't seem delicious enough (which is never) there are absurd Oompa Loompa songs to crack you up!

Unless you're ninety, in which case you might not like it just as much, read this book! Go, now!

7 comments:

comicbooknerd said...

I read this one in third or fourth grade my mum bought it for me! Loved it and I still read it sometimes! Roald Dahl's really cool.

Priya said...

I really wish I'd read it before!! All I read was stupid stuff like Famous Five :-o

SS said...

It was called "In the land of the sunbeam bunnies". It's by Vsevolod Nestań≠ko and Olga Pushkareva. It's still one of my most favorite books ever! :D

Julie @ Read Handed said...

I'm a huge advocate for reading whatever at whatever age. I read some so-called grown up books when I was a kid, and now I read so-called kid's books, even picture books, all the time even though I don't have kids. As a matter of fact, I just bought a copy of The Napping House, which is a wonderful picture book. So this may be a long shot on the bunny book, but it wasn't Bunnicula, was it? I loved Bunnicula when I was little. It's about a vampire bunny who sucks the juice out of vegetables. So cute!

Priya said...

Shalmali - YES. That's the one!! :) It was awesome.

Julie - Well, I am glad someone agrees! My mom thinks it's crazy that I won't let her give away all my childhood books!!
Lol, Bunnicula sounds like a fun book! :) But the one I was talking about was called "In the land of the sunbeam bunnies" apparently! Actually, I hardly remember what the book was - it was so long ago - but I remember that I loved it!

Harish said...

watched the movie. good one.

Priya said...

Yah it is :) I have only seen the Johnny Depp one though, not the old movie: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory! I've heard that one is better!!

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