It all started when John found the funny old coin The man at the candy store was more than glad to trade John a box of chocolates for it. And John loved chocolate more than anything in the world. Or so he thought....
At first John was disappointed because inside that big box was just one piece of chocolate. But after he ate it, everything tasted like chocolate! That was when John discovered that his chocolate touch was more - much more - than he bargained for!
I read this book in grade school and loved it. I read it to my kids recently and I still love it!
I got this book as part of a clearance bundle at Half Price Books. This is a short kid's book (beginning chapter book) that tackles the evils of candy and the results of selfish behavior. It was a fun read and I liked it. It is suitable for kids of all ages and adults will find it amusing too.
John loves candy, especially chocolate. He loves it to the point where his parents are getting concerned and are trying to get him to give up his candy habits. Then one day John finds a strange coin and stumbles upon a strange candy shop. The coin buys him a box of chocolates. When he opens that box it is not what he expected. Now everything tastes like chocolate and his affliction (at first a blessing) seems to be getting out of control.
This was a cute story with good illustrations. It is pretty short for a novel, as an adult it took me maybe 15 minutes to read it. The idea of everything tasting like chocolate and turning into chocolate is amusing and good for a few laughs. Overall a great retelling of the King Midas story that kids should be able to relate to well. The writing was straight forward and easy to read, very appropriate for the age group it was written for.
The book also teaches a good lesson about moderating the amount of candy you eat, not being greedy, and not being selfish. This was a fun book that I will be keeping around to read to my son when he gets older (he is only three now).
Funny, with an easy to figure out moral.
Book Description: "John Midas loves chocolate. He loves it so much that he'll eat it any hour of any day. He doesn't care if he ruins his appetite. He thinks chocolate is better than any other food! But one day, after wandering into a candy store and buying a piece of their best chocolate, John finds out that there might just be such a thing as too much chocolate. . . . "
My 9 1/2 year old said, "It was very good. It had a bit of tension. I loved it. If I were you, I would read it".
If you love chocolate you will love this cute book.
Nice book. Engaging story.
I have this book if you want it.