Thursday, November 29, 2012

Top of the Heap!


Monday's Riddle gave us the golden ticket, and Lizzy's review of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl took us into a deliciously magical world full of surprises. The book giveaway for a signed copy of Loser by Jerry Spinelli will be running until Sunday, December 2nd- so be sure to stop by and enter for your chance to win! Friday we will be visited by a charismatic spirit, and Saturday, we look forward to hearing your thoughts on The DMS Wants to Know. Today, we thought it would be fun to chat about the winners of those ever elusive golden tickets that gave them a glimpse into a palace of chocolate and candy- YUM!

This week's top of the heap: Willy Wonka's Winners ; ) 


Fairday: I love the character of Veruca Salt. I think that she represents the ultimate spoiled brat- and she gets her just desserts in the end! Her father is always hot and bothered, fussing over her every little whim- he reminds me of Uncle Vernon from Harry Potter. Anyone watching her throw a temper tantrum can clearly see how ridiculous the behavior is, and any kid that watches her scene, realizes immediately that they don't want to act like her. So, here's to the brat of the pack, Veruca Salt! ~ F




Lizzy: I have to pick Charlie Bucket. He's such a kind and gentle spirit. His life is hard, but he is surrounded by a loving family, and he always holds onto the hope of better days. I think it's a good lesson that after he broke the rules in the chocolate factory, he came forward, and, in the end, was greatly rewarded for his honesty. I also like the scene when they are all signing the contract to enter the chocolate factory, and Charlie politely asks Grandpa Joe if it is okay for him to sign- whereas all of the other children completely disregard their parents advice- and Grandpa Joe says, "Sign away, Charlie. We haven't anything to lose." What a great sense of freedom. You go Charlie Bucket! Live the dream! ~ L



4 comments:

  1. I used to love this when I was a kid. Now I'm waiting for the release of Oz by Disney.

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    1. LM- I hadn't heard about Oz by Disney! Can't wait to find out more. ~L

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  2. How fun, fun, fun. Such a movie - I've always loved it.

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    1. Donna- This movie is a blast. Every time I see the picture I hear the music from the movie. :) ~L

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