The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling

A magical piece of chocolate gives chocolate-lover John Midas the gift of everything his lips touch turning to chocolate. At first this is wonderfully delightful, but soon he begins to wonder if it’s a gift or a curse.

Based on the story of King Midas and his golden touch, The Chocolate Touch is a cute story. As the “gift” happens more and more, it gently teaches about greed and the importance of a varied diet. My boys did not like it very much, which is the reason for the three-star rating. The 9-year-old said it was boring and the 11-year-old did not like just how heavily it was based on the King Midas story. I still think it makes a good family read-aloud, though!

3 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2018: 14
Pages Read in 2018: 2383
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