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Roald Dahl Day Party Ideas, Recipes and Book Extensions!

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….And Today’s the Day!

Roald Dahl Day takes place every September 13th, the celebrated birthday of one of the world’s favorite storytellers.

There are celebrations happening all over the world and Jump into a Book is no different. So to prepare for your own Roald Dahl Day, go have a look at some of these very fun activities on the official Roald Dahl site including crazy-fun things like, “Which Roald Dahl Character are You” quizzes, ideas for your own Dahlicious Dress-up Day, and learn more about the man himself here.

Roald Dahl

Be sure and revisit some of JIAB’s past Roald Dahl book reviews, bookjumps and book extensions:



Witches-“This is not a fairy tale. This is about real witches.” -The Witches by Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl

Looking for more #RoaldDahl inspired fun? Our wonderful friend and supporter Amy Ambroult from Elemental Design and her family created some pretty amazing “Fizzy Lifting Drinks.”

Willy Wonka Fizzy Lifting Drinks

Fizzy Lifting Drinks

Kristen from and her kids opted for the fun Willy Wonka Luminary craft on her site. It turned out great too!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Wait! Before you get going on your Roald Dahl Day celebrations….how about some Wonka-inspired party snacks? Check out my Wonkalicious Chocolate Covered Pretzel Activity and recipe!

Get the full recipe details HERE.

If any of these recipes and creative learning activities look familiar…it’s because they can be found within the virtual pages of my award-winning enhanced digital e-book The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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As many of you may already know, this ebook is the result of a labor of love, and this first-ever enhanced digital e-book inspired is by the classic tale of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.


The Ultimate Guide to Charlie


The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and The Chocoalte Factory

It’s been several years since my Ultimate Guide to Charlie and The Chocolate Factory enhanced digital e-Book hit the virtual shelves of the iTunes iBookstore and what fun adventure it’s been! We have much to celebrate:

  • We’ve seen “Charlie” top the charts to #1 on the iTunes iBookstore no less than 7 times.
  • We won the coveted QED award for innovative design.
  • We won a Bronze medal in the E-Lit Book Awards.

What We Encountered Along The Way thanks to Charlie:

  • We won our own golden tickets by sheer wit.
  • We entered into the jungle to learn how chocolate and gum were made and even got to make some of our very own.
  • We met Oompa Loompas and even had a wardrobe exchange. We’ve never truly been right since then as they have very short legs.
  • We learned the true secrets of gobstoppers. We’d tell you but our mouths are full.
  • Willy Wonka’s factory is a masterwork of mazes. We had to utilize our skill at them to work our way through this enchanting chocolate factory, including but not limited to the ever famous scissor maze where we walked clean through a piece of paper. Of course we haven’t kept that info to ourselves but have happily shared it with all of you

[ez_box title=”Feature Box Title” color=”grey”]This book is MAGIC! Have you ever wanted to visit Willy Wonka’s famous chocolate factory? I know I did when I was little. I still do!

Jump into a Book’s Ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory  is a wonderful interactive book with so many goodies inside. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a favorite in my family, so it was great fun to explore in the world of Wonka. There are lots of activities to enjoy with kids, embedded videos where you get to learn a bit more about what goes into his factory, beautiful artwork throughout. It’s a sizable book, so good to read through a little at a time, and turn over to the kids to explore on their own. If you’re a Charlie fan, this is a must-have.-


What many teachers and parents don’t realized about the enhanced digital e-book The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and The Chocolate Factory is that is contains many book extensions related to the classic tale by Roald Dahl; many of which meet the criteria for common core. It’s basically a collection of inventive and creative book extensions inspired by the classic tale, with the benefit of Common Core activities:

“Charlie” includes these Common Core Standards:

  • Math Skills
  • Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • Basic geometry
  • Biology
  • Mazes
  • Measuring
  • Hand/Eye Co-ordination

Other skills your young reader will be exposed to is basic cooking, map-reading, linear thinking and conservation.

Although The Ultimate Guide to Charlie is a beautifully illustrated interactive e-book, the entertainment comes from doing the crafts, recipes, and games once the book is shut. It’s good old fun ,21st century style. We loved creating a balance between the virtual world and the actual world. Magic comes from our inspirations and imagination. The Ultimate Guide to Charlie will lend itself to hours of fun again and again. Homeschooling families have also found this enhanced digital e-book helpful in their studies and this creativity-packed adventure is also available in PDF for homeschoolers as well.

The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and The Chocolate Factory

The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is only $3.99 at iTunes!! Grab your copy HERE.

The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and theChocolate Factory PDF $9.95

Enjoy your Roald Dahl Day celebration on the 13th!!

**This book is not affiliated or associated with the author, publisher, or distributors of Roald Dahl’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.