The Chocolate Touch (John Midas)
John midas loves chocolate. He loves it so much that he′ll eat it any hour of any day. He doesn′t care if he ruins his appetite. He thinks chocolate is better than any other food! But one day, after wandering into a candy store and buying a piece of their best chocolate, John finds out that there might just be such a thing as too much chocolate. . . .
Popular Answered Questions
1. There definitely can be TOO much of a good thing (such as Christmas every day, chocolate all the time, etc.)
2. Nutrition - our body needs healthy foods to function healthily.
3. Moderation in all things.
4. It teaches these ideas in a fun, silly way that kids love.
John Midas likes chocolate. He finds a coin. On one side is a picture of a fat boy, on the other his initials. He finds that he can purchase a box of chocolates with this coin. Soon he has his own special Midas touch.
I find that I need to teach the students the story of King Midas prior to reading this book ...more
When I finished reading the book, my niece looked at me and exclaimed, "What?! THAT'S IT?!? ...more
Well...I read this book again...but to my 2nd-grade students. They LOVED it!!! And totally groaned when the story ended...one student even said...that's it...I want more!!! I love hearing that!!!
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Unfortunately, it turned out to be a rather predictable tale based on the story of King Midas in which a boy named John learns that too much of a nice thing isn't nice at all. Possibly a good book for a ...more
It’s a perfect book for chocolate lovers and I am a huge chocolate fan, but chocolate gloves? Yuck!
This is a good early reader and read aloud book, and has a moral lesson about not being selfish or greedy.
I think I missed this when I was young even though it’s from my era; it’s now a bit dated but still very enjoyable.
In my English class in South Korea, my students enjoyed reading something that reminded them of another tale; the tale of King Midas an ...more
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