The Chocolate Touch

Written by Patrick Skene
Illustrated by Margot Apple

Reviewed by Brett H (age 10)

It all started when John found a funny old coin. The man at the chocolate store was more than pleased to trade John a box of chocolates for it. John loved chocolate more than anything else in the world, but he was disappointed with what he found in the box. Then his life turned upside down. You must read the book to find out what was in the box and how it changed his life.

My favorite part was when John became annoyed with his parents. This story reminds me of my life and the crazy addiction I have to candy like John has with chocolate. The character I liked in the book was the candy store guy because he is like scheemming behind John's back. The special thing I get from this book is that I can have a craving for chocolate and it won't totally ruin my life if I don't eat too much of it.

I recommend this book to kids who love chocolate because it is a funny book about chocolate. If you like chocolate you're going to love this book. The thing that might interest readers is that it has a special, magical thing in it which you will discover on your own when you read.

Brett H is a student in Mrs. Wilson's 5th Grade Class
2004-2005