The Chocolate Touch

Written by Patrick Skene • Illustrated by Margot Apple

Reviewed by Nathaniel H. (age 8)

John ate too much candy. He had to take a medicine called tonic. That didn?t help him stop eating chocolate. One day he found a coin because he was greedy about chocolate. He bought a box of chocolates with his coin. Everything he put into his mouth turned to chocolate. He was going to school. He put his glove in his mouth and it turned into chocolate. Spider wanted some of John?s chocolate glove. He said it tasted disgusting! When he got to school he hung up his coat. He got his pencil out of his locker. He had to take a math test. He asked to get a drink of water. He went to the second floor. He was late for the math test. He was nervous and nibbled on his pencil. It turned to chocolate. He went to buy his food for lunch. He took a bit of his food and it turned into chocolate. After school he went to his house and Susan invited him to her birthday party. At the party, they played dunking for apples. John kept missing the apples and the water turned into chocolate. Susan got chocolate on her party dress. Susan got mad and John went home. He was upset and his mom was talking to him. He kissed his mom and she turned to chocolate.

My favorite part was when his trumpet turned to chocolate. It was funny because it made a weird sound. This remind of the story called the Midas Touch because in that story everything the king touched turned into gold. The thing that is special about this book is that everything that John touches turns into chocolate.

I would recommend this book to people who love chocolate because they will enjoy reading about someone who REALLY likes chocolate.

Nathaniel H. is a student in Turtle Mountain Gifted and Talented Grades 2 and 3
2006-2007