An oldie but a goodie, this book has sold over 250,000 copies and it really is no wonder.
Beautifully illustrated, easy to read, it tells the delightful tale of a block of chocolate and it’s journey from a shopping basket to a group of delighted ants. Along the way we meet a group of characters, whose one desire is to gobble up the chocolate all by themselves – until the Sun makes it’s appearance and changes everything…
This book has a number of lessons to share with it’s readers, the most decisive being the joy of sharing and not wanting something all for yourself.
This is a book that makes a great shared read and a great independent read, the words are descriptive and rhyme beautifully, the book flows and there is a delightful twist, children from preschool on will love it.
Reviewed by Marion Dreadon
The Big Block of Chocolate
by Janet Slater, illustrated by Christine Dale
Published by Scholastic NZ