Penguin Presents The Audiobook Edition Of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory By Roald Dahl, Read By Douglas Hodge Charlie Bucket Desperately Wants To Eat Than Cabbage Soup Every Day But Even Than That, He Longs To See Wonka S Enormous Chocolate Factory Now Mr Willy Wonka, The Most Wondrous Inventor In The World, Has Hidden Golden Tickets Inside His Delicious Creamy Chocolate Bars Only Five Winners Can Go Through Those Great Iron Gates Will One Of Them Be Charlie Ahh memories I remember one particularly wet summer holiday in my youth, snuggling up with my Mum, and listening to this book, whilst the rain hammered on the windows and thunder rattled the rooftops So I borrowed this book from our library yes, we actually found one and read it three times to my 4 year old son, over the space of about 7 weeks Feeling a little guilty, we returned the book, begrudgingly in my son s case I look forward to seeing his face when he opens this on his birthday next month Great book I really enjoyed reading this to my 6 year old girls Lots of fun.I also really like the larger colour illustrated edition of the Roald Dahl books The look great and the pictures add to the storytelling.I would certainly recomend. As a child I had mixed feelings about Dahl s books, but loved the films, especially the classic Gene Wilder version Now that I have a little boy of my own I m working on instilling the magic of books, and decided to try him on a paperback of the Fantastic Mr Fox he loved it, and so did I Next up some substantial fare enter Charlie I have to say the book is great I m enjoying reading it and my son very nearly 4 is fascinated by all the details cabbage soup for dinner and mattresses on the floor etc.I was particularly interested to see how he d take to being read to from my tablet he loves it and likes watching me flick the pages I was a little worried the medium would be intrusive, but actually I think it works really well.I haven t yet picked up any of the page setting errors other reviewers have noted,so these may well have been remedied now, and the illustrations are luminous and lovely on my Blackberry Playbook with side loaded android kindle I am particularly pleased to see that the kindle version is appropriately priced at 1.99 compared to the full price for the paperback. Loved this book although my daughter knew the story inside out and was able to tell me what was about to happen even before i started each chapter I have to say this is probably the best Roald Dahl book ever and I can t wait to start reading the Great Glass Elevator the next book in the series There s a real sense of justice in this book with the most deserving child, Charlie left at the end while the others see a bad end Loved all the variety of sweets and chocolates A real treat for a chocaholic like me My 5 year old is thoroughly enjoying us reading this at bed time It s such a marvellous story and a way for us to have one on one time I am hoping to encourage him to love books the way I do I read this to my 5.5 year old grandson and he loved it His facial expressions were a joy to watch as he shared all the emotions which Roald Dahl expresses so wonderfully Each story telling session lasted 1.5 hours This was also a book club choice and each adult gave it 5 stars out of 5 We looked at it in depth and realised that it could also have been a reflection of Roald Dahl s own childhood The characters portrayed were larger than life but easy to imagine Dahl has written some great tales and this is one if them Recommended for any age it s great fun and also has quite a moral message to it. Fantastic book Loved reading it with my seven year old daughter I bought it because she wanted to do a book box on this book for world book day I was not sur she will enjoy it But I am happy to say I was absolutely wrong She loved every page of it We have been reading about three chapters a day She now knows exactly what she wants in her book box love how Roald Dahl has taken her and me on a journey We got the couloured version I was wondering why the couloirs version was 160 pages and the normal one was 200 Wondered if it was a truncated version The truth is, it is a bigger book and can take words than the normal book hence the lesser number of pages Wanted to mention in case some else also wondered I would recommend the coloured edition It is expensive than the normal one but totally worth it as the children can see the couloirs in the picture when Mr Wonka takes them through the journey Happy reading everyone.