Too much chocolate in the world?

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“more than anything else was … CHOCOLATE. Walking to school in the mornings, Charlie could see great slabs of chocolate piled up high in the shop windows, and he would stop and stare and press his nose against the glass, his mouth watering like mad. Many times a day, he would see other children taking bars of creamy chocolate out of their pockets and munching them greedily, and that, of course, was pure torture. Only once a year, on his birthday, did Charlie Bucket ever get to taste a bit of chocolate. The whole family saved up their money for that special occasion, and when the great day arrived, Charlie was always presented with one small chocolate bar to eat all by himself. And each time he received it, on those marvellous birthday mornings, he would place it carefully in a small wooden box that he owned, and treasure it as though it were a bar of solid gold; and for the next few days, he would allow himself only to look at it, but never to touch it.” 
― Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Where Dark Things Live – Roald Dahl

Never mind about Halloween coming!  The Grandma in “George’s Marvellous Medicine” by Roald Dahl would scare anyone, not just George.  Still he got his own back!  

George's Marvellous Medicine, Roald Dahl

George’s Marvellous Medicine, Roald Dahl

Throw Your TV Away – Roald Dahl

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Something I think we all need to do occasionally!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

 

So please, oh please, we beg, we pray
Go throw your TV set away
And in its place you can install
A lovely bookshelf on the wall…

The Oompa-Loompas sing this song about (of course) Mike Teavee in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Another Bookshelf Picture

I love bookshelves – I hope you do too! Share what’s on yours and if you have your childhood bookshelf still intact!

As you can see this one is all about Roald Dahl, Dick King Smith and my lovely hardback book of Anne.

Bookshelves

Target Audience

How do you find out about your target audience? 

I write mainly for children and mainly for the young girl in me who wanted adventure stories along the lines of The Famous Five and The Hardy Boys.  At the age of about 9 or 10 I wanted to be like Nancy Drew but to also have the romance and fiery temper of Anne of Green Gables (and her gorgeous red hair!). Continue reading