The Chocolate Touch

Written by Patrick Skene • Illustrated by Margot Apple

Reviewed by Bruce B. (age 7)

John Midas was crazy about chocolate. He ate too much chocolate so he had to take tonic. When he was on his way to Susan's house, he found a special coin. He bought a big box of chocolates. He snuck up to his room and hid th chocolates. John's toothpaste turned into chocolate. His breakfast turned to chocolate. Then his trumpet turned to chocolate. John went to Susan's birthday party. They went apple bobbing and when John put his mouth into the water, it turned to chocolate! Some of the chocolate got on Susna's dress and she was mad at John. John ran home. Mr. Midas took John to Dr. Carnium. He kissed his mom too. John chose to save his mom. When he got home, his mom was in the kitchen.

My favorite part was when John's mom turned to chocolate. It would be really cool to be able to turn my mom to chocolate once in awhile, she could be my Easter present instead of a bunny! I also liked it when his trumpet turned to chocolate, I think it would be fun to play a chocolate trumpet. My favorite character was John. He had to make some hard decisions just like me! I think it would be neat to be able to turn things into chocolate!

I think people who like chocolate should read this book.

Bruce B. is a student in Turtle Mountain Gifted and Talented Grades 2 and 3