The Ultimate Guide to Charlie
and the Chocolate Factory
Intro & Review:
My children are deprived. They are not allowed to watch Alice in Wonderland or Charlie in the Chocolate Factory (you know the creepy ones with Johnny Depp.) I have to say I am really disappointed in current media’s representation of these two classics since I grew up watching Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory! I really would love to share with my children some of the joys of my childhood.
Well, now I can with Jump Into a Book’s The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Wow, Audrey Press’ and Valarie Budayr’s Jump Into a Book concept is absolutely amazing! You will get to experience a book like no other! Yes, it is digital. Yes, it is media, but the great oldies but goodies are here to stay! This digital option allows for expanded learning before or after reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. (I just downloaded the audiobook from our local library!) I know they are going to be very excited to hear the book before we watch the video. After that we will be diving back into The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for even more fun!
Are you ready to become a Book Jumper? What is a Book Jumper you ask? Well, I am not able to describe quite like Valarie Budayr a.k.a “Magic Book Lady” so I’m just going to quote her:
“Book Jumping are stories that reawaken the passionate idea of living inside the pages of a book.” Each story is a gateway into a magical world where stories are not just read, but are also acted out through crafts, games, tutorials, and adventures.”-
How about you? Are you ready to Jump Into a Book? Join me as we take a wonderful journey into The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I am going to give you a peek inside while we explore what book jumping has to offer.
Here’s a small “taste” of the fun we had:
We chose to melt pretzels and dip them into chocolate. We used a slightly different idea than in the book, but still had lots of fun! The kids were begging to do more things with candy so we did. We did candy experiments using Wonka candy. (We will showcase that on Wacky Wednesday!)
They were very interested in learning more so that is why I got the audiobook from the library for us to enjoy so we didn’t spoil too much about the story before going further into The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I’ve sneaked a peak and was very impressed with all the ideas and how the book is organized. If you want to try a unit study with a literature base, then The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory would be a great place to start.
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This sounds really neat. I have a boy who might like something like this. Thanks for sharing on the NOBH
Thank you for stopping by. So glad you left a comment. I am sure he would enjoy some of the numerous activities offer in The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!
I would love to do this with my son! He would get such a kick out of it.
It sounds really cool. I’m always looking for things to make books come alive. My son loved listening to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and we just picked up Charlie and the Glass Elevator. He’s seen the original Willy Wonka, but not the new one-you’re right, too scary.
Very cool idea.. anything that gets kids to fall in love with reading is a great thing!
Thank you for stopping by. So glad you found Something 2 Offer. How old is your son? My children are looking for penpals or someone to exchange flat stanleys with. Would your son be interested?
So glad to hear I’m not “crazy” for thinking the new movies are lots of hype! We have the audio but need to recharge or ipod speaker, lol. It’s way too quiet for us to listen while we eat:) Have you planned an extension activities do far? I would love to hear what you are doing. Do you homeschool?
Yes, that is right. My son loves audiobooks. He cannot sit and read too long ’cause his mind is going a million miles a minute like his mama’s. He can build with legos or draw or create something while listening to audio books. I’ve promised them a chance to watch the original movie AFTER we have listened to the book. I’m just mean like that, lol. I’ve never even read the book since the Gene Wilder movie was around.
Tish N. says
Love this giveaway! I would love to have this to use with my kids! Looks like so much fun!
Missy L says
What fun! My kids would really like to do this with me.
It was fun. So far my kids have listened to a few chapters of the audiobook! We wll post about more fun when we get to it:)
I would melt chocolate and coat different things, maybe experiement with fruits and other ideas that are different.
Great ideas! We haven’t done any kind of fondue in YEARS before Lil’ Red was born. I think it’s time to crack open the fondue pot:)
Stephy O'Day says
I would use this to do different activities with my Godson! I would make some sweet treats with him! It would be so fun!
Would love to give this as a gift to my co-worker so she could do these with her daughter!
For a fun adventure with my niece.
Thank for stopping by and entering. Keep an eye out for future giveaways and reviews. I’ve got some great ones already lined up and more in the wings.
I’m sure your co-worker would love this. Tell her to sop by and enter to win as well. You can tweet about it it each day until the contest ends to earn another entry. Did you subscribe so you’ll know when me next giveaway is up?
Yes, your niece would have fun I am sure. Make sure to subscribe to my blog to get updates of the next giveaways. I have some already lined up for the next few weeks.