The Chocolate Touch
by Patrick Skene Catling
Pictures by Margot Apple
King Midas has been updated. Welcome John Midas who has a thing for candy, chocolate in particular. He finds no reason why he should eat anything other than chocolate. His parents are so worried that they take him to the doctor. It still doesn’t help, so, magically, he is given a gift. After eating a specific piece of chocolate, everything tastes like chocolate once it hits his mouth. As the day goes on, anything his mouth touches begins to turn to chocolate.
John is okay with this at first, but then the problems begin.
Fun way to stress the beauty of a balanced diet to kids. Good for third through fifth grade.
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