The Chocolate Touch

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Bantam, 1984 - Children's audiobooks - 87 pages
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John Midas's wildest dream comes true--everything he touches turns to chocolate. First his toothpaste, then his trumpet . . . and finally, his mother! That's when John realizes his chocolate touch is more than he bargained for. "A twist on the King Midas myth and full of good fun".--Children's Book Review Service.

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User Review  - LeighAnneJensen - LibraryThing

This is a very cute, highly entertaining read that I strongly recommend for independent readers ages 7 to 12, and for reading aloud. I just finished reading this story to my daughter, and she ... Read full review

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User Review  - KimJD - LibraryThing

Reminiscent of those cautionary but humorous Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle tales, but this one just seemed so didactic and patronizing. I know it's still a popular read-aloud, but am honestly surprised by the level at which it still engages younger grades. Read full review

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Born in London, Patrick Skene Catling was educated there

Born in London, Patrick Skene Catling was educated there and at Oberlin College in the United States. As a Royal Canaand at Oberlin College in the United States. As a Royal Canadian Air Force navigator and as a journalist, he has traveledian Air Force navigator and as a journalist, he has traveled extensively. His present home is in the Republic of Ireland extensively. His present home is in the Republic of Ireland.The original appearance of The Chocolate Touch in 1952 stid.The original appearance of The Chocolate Touch in 1952 stirred much reviewer enthusiasm. The New York Herald Tribune rrred much reviewer enthusiasm. The New York Herald Tribune remarked, "it has already proved a hilarious success with chiemarked, "it has already proved a hilarious success with children," and The Saturday Review said, "it is told with an enldren," and The Saturday Review said, "it is told with an engaging humor that boys and girls will instantly discover andgaging humor that boys and girls will instantly discover and approve." approve.

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