Ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory {Review and Giveaway}

Every so often, when something comes across my desk to review or giveaway,   I am either  spellbound, speechless, or in awe. This eBook has done all three to me!  But more importantly, not only did I love this eBook, my children did as well!\

So I am so proud and excited to share with you and tell you a little bit about Jump Into a Book’s eBook, ‘Ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. This eBook is meant to enhance your reading experience of the book CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY by Roald Dahl, as well as create wonderful memories with your family through recipes, crafts and activities. Roald Dahl was one of my favorite authors when I was growing up!

The wonderful creators of this eBook are Valarie Budayr and Roscoe Welply.  I would have to say that their work together is pure magic. The illustrations of each activity, and just the way the entire eBook is laid out is just the way you would imagine Willy Wonka’s Factory to be. In fact, I could see this eBook sitting on Willy Wonka’s coffee table ready for him to read over a cup of hot chocolate.


The eBook takes you on a journey through each party of the Willy Wonka factory, and each different room or part of the factory has an activity that pertains to what happened in the book.  To introduce the book to my girls who are a little younger, we first got the Book on CD out at the library and listened to it in the car as we drove. The girls never wanted to stop listening to it, and we therefore finished listening in two days.  I have started reading the book aloud,  as well as my older daughter, who is only in Kindergarten, has become so eager that she wants to read it aloud too. This is what makes a homeschooling moms heart melt. To have a child who has been so inspired and excited to read through making the book come alive.

That is exactly what this eBook will do for your family. It will not only make the book come alive, but it will also make you as a family feel more alive. We had so much fun doing some of the activities, I wanted to share a few photos of what we did.  There are more activities than I could fit in the few days I have had the eBook, but we will continue to do activities. The next thing we are going to do is make our own gum!

We couldn’t possibly read Charlie and The Chocolate Factory without making the wonderful recipe of ‘Hot Chocolate Churned by Waterfall’. The girls loved the process of making the hot chocolate from scratch, making the whipped cream and then topping it off with a little cinnamon.  You can see how important they felt as we sat and read the book while we sipped our hot chocolate.

The next thing we did was to do a craft of making a Willy Wonka Luminary. This was a fun craft that I did with my oldest child since the cutting was a little intricate. But the end result was great, and the kids loved when I put a candle behind the luminary at night. It was as if the candy truly was floating in the air.

I could go on and on about the educational benefits, history lessons, quality family time and fun that you could have with the eBook, but I’d rather give a few away so you can see for yourself. If you simply can’t wait for the giveaway to end, you can head right over to ‘the purchase page’ for The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

I am so excited to be able to give away 2 copies of this eBook!  The winners will be chosen through Random.Org and this giveaway will end on Monday, October 22, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST.

Here’s how to enter:

1) Leave a comment and tell me who you would do the activities in the ebook with.

2) Head on over to the Ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’s Facebook page and leave a comment on this post telling me you did so.

3) Tweet about this giveaway or re-post on Facebook and leave a comment telling me you did so.


Good Luck and happy reading!!


  1. Claire C says

    My first activity I would do is to make my self Willy Wonka’s Top Hat. Well it’s not really for me, it’s for my Grandchild. I think we could have hours of fun from this book.

  2. says

    I am the mother of 3 girls, 8, 10 and 13, and they all love the kitchen, but in different ways. My oldest has been making chocolate chip cookies by herself since she was 8 or 9. She loves baking. My 10 year old however, finds recipes too conforming. She wants more room for creativity. And lastly my 8 year old just likes to help me with whatever it may be…so, it would be an adventure to do with each of them!

  3. Anna (sixtyfourcolorbox) says

    This would be a great addition to the end of the year project I do with my students with this book!

  4. cathy says

    My son who is reluctant to do ‘school’ is the intended recipient for this ebook, hopefully like charlie he’d think he’d won a golden ticket!
    Off to facebook and pinning on my pinterest…

  5. Paula C says

    My grandchildren and I could have soooooooo much fun with this ebook. Thank you for the chance to win.

  6. Bronwyn says

    I have 2 sons, 8 and 5. Just the perfect audience for Roald Dahl. I’ve tweeted and posted on facebook about this!

  7. Dana says

    The first activity will be with my little girl- I’ve just showed her the movie fo the first time last week :)

  8. says

    I love this idea. I work in the Library Media Center at an Elementary School. We have many low readers, EEL students, and those who are reluctant to read. I could work on small groups reading and doing activities with this ebook.

  9. Janice says

    We all loved Roald Dahl’s incredible books. We would use this together as a family then as our grandson grows with him.

  10. smfsprout says

    Charlie was one of my daughter’s favorite and now we are passing that on to her daughter. We three gals would have so much fun doing these activities together.

  11. Judianne says

    My daughter homeschools my branddaughter and I’m sure they’d love to do the activities together. I’m too far away from them to accomplish that myself.

  12. rachel says

    My little boy is a bit young for roald dahl yet, but some of these activities would be a lovely introduction! Also, I have a class full of Dahl-o-holics who would love to get their hands on this!

  13. Laya Fisher says

    My niece and nephew who I don’t get to see very often. I’d love to share something special with them in the rare times I do get to see their precious faces.

  14. Angela says

    i’d love to try the activities with my whole family, love both versions of the movies! and my daughter is just now reading the story with her 1st grade class.


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