Chocolate Fever

Chocolate Fever

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by Robert Kimmel Smith, Gioia Fiammenghi
     
 

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Henry Green is a boy who loves chocolate. He likes it bitter, sweet, dark, light, and daily; for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks; in cakes, candy bars, milk, and every other form you can possibly imagine. Henry probably loves chocolate more than any boy in the history of the world. One day-it starts off like any other day-Henry finds that strange things are… See more details below

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Henry Green is a boy who loves chocolate. He likes it bitter, sweet, dark, light, and daily; for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks; in cakes, candy bars, milk, and every other form you can possibly imagine. Henry probably loves chocolate more than any boy in the history of the world. One day-it starts off like any other day-Henry finds that strange things are happening to him. First he makes medical history with the only case of Chocolate Fever ever. Then he finds himself caught up in a wild and hilarious chase, climaxed by a very unusual hijacking!

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School Library Journal
Gr 2-6Chocolate lovers will identify with Henry Green who eats chocolate wherever and however he wants. What a shock when he breaks out in a rash of brown spots that smell like chocolate! After running away from the doctor at the hospital, Henry stands up to a gang of boys, hitches a ride with a truck driverand is hijacked along with him. Veteran character voice actor Lionel Wilson reads Robert Kimmel Smith's book (Coward, 1972; Dell, pap.). Some of the character voices are exaggerated stereotypes emphasizing the humor of the book. Embedded in this tale are lessons in courage, caring, moderation, and prejudice. These tapes are good for individual and small groups to enhance reading skills especially in the middle elementary grades.-Ann Elders, Mark Twain Elementary School, Federal Way, WA
From the Publisher
"It's all quite preposterous and lots of laughs, and so are the cartoon illustrations."—Publishers Weekly.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399243554
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
01/27/2005
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.76(w) x 8.32(h) x 0.57(d)
Age Range:
8 Years

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An Excerpt from Chocolate Fever

Can you imagine a boy having a chocolate-bar sandwich as an after-school
snack? Well, Henry did, just about every day. And when he ate mashed potatoes,
just a few drops of chocolate syrup swished through seemed to make them
taste a lot better. Chocolate sprinkles sprinkled on top of plain buttered
noodles were tasty, too. Not to mention a light dusting of cocoa on things
like canned peaches, pears, and applesauce. In the Greens' kitchen pantry there was always a giant supply of chocolate
cookies, chocolate cakes, chocolate pies, and chocolate candies of every
kind. There was ice cream, too. Chocolate, of course, and chocolate nut,
chocolate fudge, chocolate marshmallow, chocolate swirl, and especially
chocolate almond crunch. And all of it was just for Henry.

If there was one thing you could say about Henry it was that he surely did
love chocolate. "Probably more than any boy in the history of the world,"
his mother said.

"How does Henry like his chocolate?" Daddy Green would sometimes joke.

"Why, he likes it bitter, sweet, light, dark, and daily."

And it was true. Up until the day we're talking about right now.

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