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Saturday 29 February 2020

Review: Willy Wonka's Everlasting Book of Fun

Willy Wonka's Everlasting Book of Fun is an activity book chock full of entertainment. Enough to do something different every day of the year.

It features one of Roald Dahl's most famous characters, Willy Wonka, and the five children who visited his chocolate factory.

Try your hand at cooking. Recipes include cabbage soup (a warm and hearty staple for Charlie Bucket's family), strawberry-flavoured, chocolate-coated fudge (not one of Mrs Gloop's favourites), and butterscotch (loved by the Oompa Loompas).

Show off your artistic skills by dreaming up and drawing a fabulous new chocolate bar, or your fantasy chocolate factory.

Learn how to draw your own optical illusion, or make a moving Oompa Loompa bookmark.

There's word play, too.

Willy Wonka's sweet-themed riddles and wisecracks will get you chuckling (Why did the chocolate factory close down? It had a meltdown), and you can challenge yourself to think of many different words to describe delicious chocolate.

Quiz questions will test the knowledge of avid Willy Wonka fans. There are also mazes, find-a-words, games, magic tricks, and lots more.

Even if you haven't encountered Roald Dahl and his fabulous stories before, Willy Wonka's Everlasting Book of Fun is bound to please and keep everyone amused.

Title: Willy Wonka's Everlasting Book of Fun
Author: Roald Dahl
Publisher: Puffin, $14.99
Publication Date: February 2020
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780241428139
For ages: 7+
Type: Activity Book