Charlie & the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
Robyn and I read this one out loud to each other, since she hadn't ever read it before and it had been a long time since I last read it. I remembered the basic plot, but I couldn't remember all the details, and it was fun to revisit the wacky Willy Wonka and his miraculous chocolate factory. The Oompa-Loompa's songs were especially humorous—all sorts of propaganda about how you should raise your kids not to be spoiled and greedy, how you should throw out the television and make them read books instead. Yet, at the same time, the book also encourages the eating of all sorts of candy (but without being greedy mind you), so I suppose Dahl wasn't too concerned with children's teeth.

Fed to jonathan's brain | May 09, 2003