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Charlie Bucket and Willy Wonka Return
on 23 June 2016
Charlie Bucket and Willy Wonka are back in another fun read that will delight children. At the end of the first book ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, Willy Wonka, Charlie, his mum and dad, and his grandparents were all in the glass elevator riding up higher in the sky. We continue on from there.
Mr Wonka wants to gain a good height so that when he descends he can come down at a colossal speed and break through the roof of his chocolate factory. But breaking through the Earth’s atmosphere they also decide to take a look at the new unopened Space Hotel USA. It is then that adventures start. Not only are they racing the staff to be first in the hotel but when they get there there are some nasty surprises. With adventure in space there is then comic mayhem, which continues on Earth when they are back inside the chocolate factory.
Illustrated throughout by Quentin Blake this has a bit of sci-fi, a bit of fantasy and loads of comic fun and mayhem, where we also meet the US President and his staff. It has been years since I last read this novel and I had forgot how entertaining it was, although when I was little I remember that I read both the Wonka books quite often. With quite a bit of verse here this is ideal to keep younger ones interested and reading away.