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Chocolatina (with Stickers)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  199 ratings  ·  51 reviews
This deliciously funny favorite now comes with scratch-n-sniff stickers!

"You are what you eat," Mrs. Ferdman reminds her students during every health class. But all Tina likes to eat is chocolate. One day she wishes Mrs. Ferdman's favorite saying were true, and the very next morning she wakes up as a girl made of chocolate!

Kids will laugh along with this scrumptious story
Paperback, 32 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Cartwheel Books (first published 1998)
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Oct 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute book about a girl that was nicknamed chocolatina because she loves chocolate so much. One day she wakes up and she’s made of chocolate. This is a level 2/3 reading level book.
Tina LOVES chocolate - at every meal, and every chance in between!

Despite her health teacher's admonition that "you are what you eat", Tina continues to indulge in her favorite food . . . to disastrous consequences.

This is a cute, fun story with a few surprises. With artwork by Junie B. Jones illustrator, Denise Brunkus.
Taylor Whittaker
Mar 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is such a fun story about Chocolatina and her adventure. Her health teacher, Mrs. Ferdman, is quite the character. She constantly tells the children in her class, "You are what you eat!" Unfortunate for TIna, she loves chocolate so much that one night before her sleep, she wished to be chocolate. Sure enough she had to go to school the next day, and face becoming what she eats in front of all of her classmates and Mrs. Ferdman.

I think that a very interesting tone to this story was the iron
This book is about a girl who loves chocolate and eats or drinks it with every meal. Her health teacher doesn’t like chocolate, so she gives everyone dates and makes them repeat you are what you eat at the end of every class. Chocolatina then goes to bed wishing that was true. Her dream then comes true, and she becomes made of chocolate. This book is funny and shows the dangers of wanting something to come true. Once that wish came true it took you on a journey of how that wish had some flaws.

Sophie Mandell
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another classic from my childhood! Young Tina loves chocolate more than anything, but her health teacher continues to instill in her "you are what you eat". Tina wishes that this saying would come true, until the next morning when she wakes up as a chocolate girl!

The irony embedded within this story adds to this hilariousness. Turns out that the health teacher loves chocolate too! You'll see a funny ending once you get there.

The illustrations in this story focus on the expressions of each chara
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Katie Taylor
This book is funny and doesn't take itself too seriously. The fun illustrations give light and humor to the book. ...more
Her health teacher warns her: “You are what you eat.” But Tina loves chocolate so much, she doesn’t care. One morning, Tina wakes up made of chocolate.
Elizabeth Jensen
PICTURE BOOK- One of my favorite children's books about a little girl who loves chocolate SO much that she turns into it! Great for a lesson on being happy with who you are. ...more
Kaitlyn Ramirez
Kaitlyn Ramirez:

By: Erik Kraft

Chocolatina is a funny children’s book that young readers would get a kick out of. The book tells of a young girl who loves everything chocolate and eats it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. One day Tina eats so much chocolate that her skin starts to turn into chocolate. Her teacher had always told her, “You are what you eat” well that served Tina right by eating way to much chocolate. Throughout the book Tina realizes that she shouldn’t have eaten so mu
Feb 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a fun and entertaining story of a child who eats excessive amounts of chocolate. Through the text and illustrations the author shows the child's love of chocolate and how it effects her. After being told by her teacher that, "you are what you eat" Chocolatina wishes this were true, and turns into complete chocolate. It does not take long for her to discover being made of chocolate is not fun at all. The author does a great job not being predictable by having the teacher who promoted eati ...more
Leslie Nunez
Feb 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is about Tina's health teacher is always admonishing her students, "You are what you eat!" But all Tina likes to eat is chocolate. One day she wishes Mrs. Ferdman's favorite saying were true, and the very next morning she wakes up a completely chocolate girl. The health teacher who said to eat healthy, told Tina she hoped Chocolatina would turn to chocolate so that she could eat her.The health teacher gets fired, this is the twist in the story, after Tina turns back to her normal self ...more
Lauren Carlson
Mar 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Chocolatina by Erik P. Kraft is a story about a girl named Tina who loves chocolate on everything. One day at school Tinas health teacher who hated chocolate said that there was a saying you are what you eat, Tina wished that the saying was true. That night while Tina was sleeping, she turned into chocolate. At first Tina loved being chocolate, she was confused but she knew that it was going to be a good day. Then at school Tina realized being chocolate wasnt all that fun, it made it hard for h ...more
Lindsey Mineweaser
This story is about a little girl who loves chocolate more than anything in the world. She would eat chocolate for every meal of the day if she could. However, her health teacher lectures her that she will turn into what she is eating. Chocolatina thinks it might be neat to turn into chocolate. So one day she wakes up and is made completely of chocolate. Children do not want to sit with her on the bus and her feet melt at recess. Chocolatina realizes that she does not want to be chocolate anymor ...more
Mar 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Chocolatina is basically a chocolate princess. Tina is a sweet little girl that can not get enough chocolate.
Erik P. Kraft does a great job incorporating chocolate in every daily activity that Chocolatina involves herself in. She eats as much chocolate as possible even when there is an evil teacher that tries to ruin her chocolate eating experiences. This health teacher is very rude to Chocolatina and tries to tell her that eating this much chocolate is bad. 'You are what you eat", a common quo
Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book reminds me a lot of Matilda. I think that it is a very cute story to go along with the saying "you are what you eat." It is very funny and silly and lots of the kids in my practicum class enjoy reading this book. ...more
Paola Galindo
Chocolatina is the story of a young girl who loves chocolate more than anything else in the entire world. Her teacher warns her that "you are what you eat" but Chocolatina does not care and continues to eat chocolate. One day she wakes up and realizes that her teacher's words have come true and she has actually turned to chocolate. Chocolatina struggles through her day and dreads having to go to her health teacher's class where she knows she will have to admit that her teacher was right. When sh ...more
Wyatt Fessenden
Mar 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Chocolatina by Erik Kraft is a fun and colorful tale based on a saying we all heard as children: "You are what you eat!" Tina LOVES chocolate more than anything in the world. Her health teacher, on the other hand, says she hates it, and warns Tina that she will turn into a chocolate girl if she doesn't eat healthy. Well her health teacher was right, and Tina became Chocolatina!

This book is good fun! It emphasizes the importance of eating healthy without making it a heavy burden to the story. T
Dani Heller
Feb 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Chocolatina written by Erik Kraft and illustrated by Denise Brunkus was one of my favorite books as a child. I sure love chocolate and so does Tina, the main character in Chocolatina. I think this would make a great read aloud because it flows well and is very entertaining. Tina is a young girl who loves anything chocolate, but one day her health teacher tells the class, "You are what you eat." The next morning Tina wakes up and is covered in chocolate from head to toe! This book does not really ...more
Marissa Horton
Mar 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Everyone knows the saying, "You are what you eat", but what if one day you actually became what you ate. This became real for Tina, one day she turned into her favorite thing in the world...chocolate! Tina ate chocolate for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Her dad would ask her, "How do you want your eggs?" and Tina would say, with a side of her favorite chocolatey cereal. Tina realized that she loved chocolate, but not this much... She couldn't play outside, or even walk, and health class was terr ...more
I could just look at Denise Brunkus' illustrations and never mind the words, but this is an adorable book all around. Tina is a juvenile chocolate fiend, so much so that everyone she knows calls her Chocolatina. She eats Choco-Crunchies for breakfast, chocolate milk with her lunch, and chocolate syrup on her fruit salad. Her health teacher Ms. Ferdman (did I mention I love the pictures in this book? Especially Ms. Ferdman) tells her class every day: "You are what you eat. You are what you eat." ...more
Anna Hernandez
Tina absolutely loves chocolate! In class they talk about eating healthy and her teacher always tells them, “You are what you eat.” Tina loved chocolate so much that she wished she were it, until it came true. Her teacher tried to eat her and then got banished from the school. Tina wishes to not be chocolate anymore and even offers to give it up for good. She goes back to her regular self while Mrs. Fredman is suddenly transformed into chocolate. I really enjoyed this book. My response to it was ...more
Michael Torres
Mar 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One thing I love about this book is the story line. The author uses the story to let young readers know that "You are what you eat" as well as the saying "Be careful what you wish for." This lets readers know that sometimes that things we love best aren't really good for us depending on what it is (sweets, junk food, etc...). The illustrations in this book are also very good. Looking at Chocolatina in her chocolate form is very unique! The illustrations have different shades, and shine different ...more
Becky B
Tina loves chocolate. No, not just loves. She adores chocolate and eats as much of it as she can. Her health teacher warns Tina and her classmates that they are what they eat, and Tina loves chocolate so much she wishes that were true. But the next morning when Tina really does wake up as a chocolate girl, she finds that being a chocolate girl has it's hazards.

This is a picture book warm up for chocolate lovers not quite ready for Chocolate Fever yet, only Tina doesn't quite learn any lesson oth
Dennis Graham
Chocolatina by Erik P. Kraft is a children's picture book about a young girl who loves to eat chocolate. Her teacher at school preached “You are what you eat.” One morning the little girl wakes up and she is made of chocolate! The story continues with her life in the day of being chocolate. She awakes the next day fully human again and learns her lesson. The story is filled with colorful images in cartoon form. The characters facial expressions are bold and capture the eyes of the audience. The ...more
Lisa the Librarian
Jan 05, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lisa by: chocolate lovers
I read this to my second grade classes as a follow up to Chocolate Fever.

The overall story is pretty much the same. Kid loves chocolate, kid eats too much chocolate, kid turns into chocolate, kid discovers that being chocolate is not that much fun.

I liked the way this book handled the story better. I think the shorter picture book format was more appropriate for the telling of the story.

The delightful illustrations by Denise Brunkis (who is recognizable as the illustrator of the popular Junie B
Alicia Beaumier
Mar 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was very cute and I think it had an adorable message. I feel like the teacher was sort of mean though. Chocolatina is such a great idea, in the book she eats so much chocolate she turns into chocolate. The illustrations in this book are better than any other that I have seen in a while and I really think it makes the book so much better. The detail thats included is mind fantastic. It is amazing how the author tells the story with the illustrations and the way the wording is in the boo ...more
Chocolatina is one of my favorites! I wish I would turn into chocolate after reading this book. This book is about Tina and her obsession over chocolate. Her health teacher explains to her, “You are what you eat. You are what you eat.” After wishing this was true, Tina turns into chocolate and gets herself in a lot of trouble. This book is great for a picture walk because the illustrations within this book are very detailed and fun to discover.
Feb 19, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tina loves chocolate more than anything. She puts chocolate syrup on fruit, drinks chocolate milk at lunch, eats chocolate cereal for breakfast and snacks on chocolate bunnies. Her teacher hates chocolate. She tells the class "You are what you eat!" And Tina wishes that were true and wakes up as a chocolate girl.

This is a fun story with nice illustrations. But don't expect a moral about eating healthier, Tina learns nothing from her experience as a human chocolate bar.
This is another book that is read at least 3 times a week per the request of my 6 year old son, who LOVES this book. I love the underlying message, which is to be careful what you wish for. I think my son just finds humor in a girl turning in to chocolate & nearly being eaten by her health teacher. Boys! Ha!
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