The Chocolate Touch

The Chocolate Touch

Paperback - 1996
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A boy acquires a magical gift that turns everything his lips touch into chocolate.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers, 1996, c1952
Edition: Illustrated edition
ISBN: 9780440412892
Characteristics: 87 pages :,illustrations ;,20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Apple, Margot - Illustrator


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Aug 21, 2019

This is a great Book! The Chocolate Touch is a children's book by Patrick Skene Catling, first published in the USA in 1952. John Midas is delighted when, through a magical gift, everything his lips touch turns into chocolate. The story is patterned after the myth of King Midas, whose magic turned everything he touched into gold. This book was hilarious. My favourite part would have to be when he touched stuff and it would turn into chocolate and he would eat it, so funny. I loved the moral of the story, which is that you shouldn’t be greedy and that too much of anything is bad. I also loved the way the lesson was taught to young John. At first he didn’t care if he ate too much chocolate, but then he experienced what would happen if you ate too much chocolate and now he will never forget that lesson and neither will the readers. This is an absolutely hilarious book and you could easily finish it in a couple of sittings. This is a great book to read with your little ones at night. Overall, this is a fantastic book! 5/5
@TheBookWorm of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Dec 24, 2018

This review is written by (holly 8 years old)

John Midas loves chocolate. He loves it so much that he’ll eat it any hour of any day.

I’m surprised because one little piece of chocolate can turn everything into chocolate. For example Instead of orange juice it was chocolate juice.

I didn’t like that it was to small. If you eat to much candy it will be bad for you.

Jan 20, 2016

Weak and stupid story line.

moochy Jan 09, 2015

this book made me so hungry was worth reading

KENNETH GAN Nov 22, 2014

this is a very googd book to read

i read more than one time

green_crocodile_927 Jul 24, 2014

This book is awesome! Its better than any other book! I would like to recommened this book to people who didn't read this book.

Apr 10, 2011

it is a good book

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yellow_hummingbird_59 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 1

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violet_ant_115 Jul 02, 2014

This book is about John Midas who was greedy, selfish and loves candy very much especially chocolate. He found a strange coin and used it to buy a big candy box that contain a small piece of chocolate ball. He ate it , after that whatever touches his lips turns to chocolate.


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