Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

by Roald Dahl, Illus. Joseph Schindelman

This classic is about poor boy’s adventure through , every child’s dream, a chocolate factory. This book is filled with suspense and adventure. The characters are so vivid…it’s wonderful. If you decide to read it aloud, read one chapter at a time because almost all of the chapters end on a “cliff hanger” note. I think primary children especially would love this book.


Here’s a recipe that you can use to make about 5 dozen chocolate balls with your class:

What you need:

  • 3 cups of semi-sweet or white chocolate chips or white chocolate chips
  • 1 can (300ml) of sweetened condensed milk
  • finely chopped nuts
  • cocoa powder

What to do:

  1. Melt chocolate chips; remove from heat.
  2. Stir in sweetened condensed milk.
  3. Chill 3 hours or until firm.
  4. Shape into 1 – inch (2.5cm) balls; place on wax paper-lined trays. Chill until firm. Roll in nuts, cocoa, or dip into melted chocolate chips of a different colour.
  5. Chill and enjoy.