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The Chocolate Touch ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☄ The Chocolate Touch Author Patrick Skene Catling – In this zany twist on the legend of King Midas and his golden touch, a boy acquires a magical gift that turns everything his lips touch into chocolate! Kids will eat this up for summer reading or anyt In this zany twist on the legend of King Midas and his golden touch, a boy acquires a magical gift that turns everything his lips touch into chocolate! Kids will eat this up for summer reading or anytime!Can you ever have too much of your favorite food? John Midas is about The Chocolate PDF or to find out…The Chocolate Touch has remained a favorite for millions of kids, teachers, and parents for several generations It's an enjoyable story that pulls in even reluctant readersThis middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in gradesto , in the classroom or for homeschooling.

10 thoughts on “The Chocolate Touch

  1. Robert Robert says:

    I read this yearly with my students and have done so throughout my career. It's a book that works well at the beginning of the year or with groups who may not be up to level later in the year.

    John Midas likes chocolate. He finds a coin. On one side is a picture of a fat boy, on the other his initials. He finds that he can purchase a box of chocolates with this coin. Soon he has his own special Midas touch.

    I find that I need to teach the students the story of King Midas prior to reading this book they understand the parallels.

    The reading is fairly easy and the concepts clear. Students do not struggle to understand the humor.

    p65 simile bounded ahead like a jackrabbit

    1 October 2006

  2. Heidi Heidi says:

    I love this book partly because I read it as a child and partly because I love the lessons that it teaches children, such as:
    1. There definitely can be TOO much of a good thing (such as Christmas every day, chocolate all the time, etc.)
    2. Nutrition - our body needs healthy foods to function healthily.
    3. Moderation in all things.
    4. It teaches these ideas in a fun, silly way that kids love.

  3. Jane Jane says:

    I've always loved this book :) This reading of it was no different. It wasn't quite how I remembered, but a charming fable nonetheless.

  4. Annastone Annastone says:

    This book had one lesson, not to be greedy. The book stayed on topic so it wasn't very confusing. Some books I read didn't have that trait in them. It`s a great book for children.

  5. Medford Children& Medford Children& says:

    John Midas loves chocolate more than anything in the world, including his friends and family. His greed is punished when he is given the chocolate touch. Everything John puts near his mouth turns to chocolate! It sounds great at first because everything from toothpaste to his pencil turns into delicious chocolate but it becomes disasterous. A very funny read for third grade and up. Kids will be interested to learn more about an ancient Greek myth about King Midas who was given the golden touch.

    Food for thought: If you could turn anything to chocolate what would it be? AND Do you think John learned his lesson?

  6. Amy Amy says:

    Repetitive, repetitive, repetitive! And did you notice all of those repetitives? Well, add a couple more! The early parts of The Chocolate Touch started out entertainingly, but the middle was so much of the same thing over and over again, it became a real challenge to get through it! Finally, the story picked up some tension and suspense in the second to last chapter, but then the ending just *dropped*!

    When I finished reading the book, my niece looked at me and exclaimed, What?! THAT'S IT?!?!? I think we both felt a little bit ripped off. We had all that time invested in this story, and *that* was the pay off?! Hm. Well. We weren't impressed.

  7. Kirby star rod Kirby star rod says:

    I think this book was a good book but I would not want to be in the same situation he is in. But chocolate is one of my favorite things. So I would definitely read this book

  8. Andrew “The Weirdling” Glos Andrew “The Weirdling” Glos says:

    This is largely a retelling of the story of King Midas, but with something that children value far more than gold - chocolate!

    As a big nerd of classical antiquity, I really liked the idea behind this book. Also, on principle, I am a big fan of trying to tell all the stories in new and different ways. So, I was excited to settle down and read this to my 8 year old.

    The book did what it set out to do, but it did little more. Except for the initial concept, it was not especially clever. At times, it came off as a little preachy even, regarding the protagonist’s obsession with sweets.

    My 8 year old (and kids’ options about such books should probably matter more than my own) enjoyed the book. She was excited to read through it. So, it pleases its target audience well enough. However, I’ll say this, when she talks about fun books she’s read recently or makes references to literature she’s read or has had read to her recently, this book never comes up. It’s one of those books that is enjoyed for the moment while you read it, but largely forgotten after you’re done with it.

  9. Blair Sims Blair Sims says:

    It was great! I loved it so much 4 star rating :]

  10. Cheryl Cheryl says:

    I would have loved this when I was a child, even though it's not all that well written. It just pushes kids' buttons, eh? I mean, I read the original King Midas story over and over, and I was much more familiar with chocolate than with gold. I would have liked the details, too, like the names (homeroom teacher Miss Primrose, music teacher Mrs. Quaver, and of course Dr. Cranium...). And the vocabulary lesson reminder, The more words you know, the more exactly you can think is neat. (One of my favorite authors was William Steig, in large part because he used a rich vocabulary.)

    And now I'm going to see if I can find a copy of Chocolate Fever - it looks like a richer book on the same subject, perhaps not as quick and easy or fun but more recommendable?

    Thanks to Little Free Libraries for making Chocolate Touch avl. to me... I had heard of it, but probably would never have read it if I'd not found it for exchange in one of the boxes.

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