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The Ultimate Guide to Charlie: Celebrating Roald Dahl Day

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Book Extensions

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 and also have some fun jumping into a few of the most well-known Roald Dahl books of all time on JIAB like BFG and Witches.

As many of my readers may already know, Mr. Roald Dahl holds a special place in my heart. His books, his life, his vision. I admire this man in many ways.

You can write about anything for children as long as you’ve got humour.-Roald Dahl

Many of you may also know that my award-winning enhanced digital e-book The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory got it’s started as an idea from a note by Willy Wonka inside an old book at the yard sale.

The Ultimate Guide to Charlie

The result was a labor of love, and my first-ever enhanced digital e-book inspired by the classic tale of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.


The Ultimate Guide to Charlie


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 allows families to do just that. This wonderful eBook is packed, not just with interesting facts about how chocolate and Gobstoppers are made, but also with clever games like “Gobstopper Dobblers” and “The Nut Room Squirrel Snatching Game”. And who doesn’t want to learn how to make their own “Fizzy Lifting Drinks” or “Square Candies Looking Round”? There are even step by step patterns so readers can create their own “Willy Wonka Top Hat” and “Mini Maze in a Box Game”. It made me wish I had a time machine so I could go back and give this delightful book to my eight-year-old self. The hands on activities and games will allow you to make delicious memories with your own children.-


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!!