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Chocolate Fever

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  6,414 Ratings  ·  380 Reviews
Henry Green loved chocolate probably more than anybody in the world. So much so, that he made medical history when he contracted the only case ever of "chocolate fever." That's only the beginning of Henry's unusual adventures in this lighthearted tale sure to satisfy chocolate lovers everywhere. 2 cassettes.
Paperback, 96 pages
Published February 25th 1997 by Yearling (first published January 1st 1972)
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Kathleen Kirby Vallejo
FINALLY found a chapter book that all of my kids enjoyed!!! With the oldest at 9 and the youngest at 3, it's been hard to find a book to read aloud to them that would entertain them all. I tried Fablehaven and Beezus and Ramona and a few others, but we never got past the first few chapter of any of them. Then I remembered hearing about a book called Chocolate Fever and figured that since all of my kids are such candy freaks, they would be sure to like this one. And I was right! They were all beg ...more
Nov 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Henry Green eats nothing but chocolate, and this delightful story follows Henry on a wonderful adventure as he breaks out in a "chocolate fever"!

When spots start popping out all over his arms during class, his teacher whisks him off for a visit with the crazy Dr. Fargo. When Henry loses confidence in the wacky doc, he takes off and is chased through the streets by half the hospital staff! What happens next will surprise you.

IS there a cure for chocolate fever? My favort book is Chocolate Fever.
Nov 16, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Robert Kimmel Smith was 8 years old when he read his first book—a book that moved him enough to make him cry. It turned out to be a life-defining event, because after that experience he decided not only that he loved reading, but also, luckily for us and for his millions of fans, that he wanted to become a writer. Little did he know that he would grow up to become an award-winning author whose books have sold millions of copies and are making a difference to millions ...more
Jul 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Do you like chocolate? How much chocolate can you eat every day? Have you ever got sick by eating too much chocolate? Chocolate Fever is about a boy called Henry Green who was born a chocoholic. He loves chocolate to death. He eats chocolate for all meals every day and he eats everything with chocolate. This is how he introduces himself, ‘I love chocolate. I love chocolate so much that chocolate practically runs through my vains’.

One day he finds some strange chocolate dots pop up all over his b
Dallas Otigba
Chocolate fever is about a boy who loves chocolate and eats it all the time and never gets sick, but one day he ate chocolate and his body started acting weird, so he went to school and chocolate dot started to pop on him and the teacher sent him to the doctor. After, Henry thought the doctor was no good use he ran away. Everyone was chasing after him and after he got them off his tail he met a black guy that offered him a lift and when they were driving two guys who wore all black came and held ...more
Jun 01, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: chocolate lovers
Shelves: freshmen-4
hello?!?! Chocolate is the topic of the book, well i kind of guessed because of the illustration and the title of the book. it seemed like such a nice things to read too because it had a little of adventure and a little bit of everything else id like in a book. so the book starts out with this boy named henry. at first we get to know that he loves chocolate on everything like whatever he eats. but one day, chocolate spots just pop out of nowhere. anyways not to spoil the book, he goes through a ...more
Jun 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was a good book.I liked this book.This book was about a boy that loved chocolate.The boy ate shocolate so much that he started to have chocolate dots all over his face.His parents started to get worried when the dots kept going and coming back.

When the parents got to worried they took the boy to the hospital. The doctor said he has a unique concusion.His concusion was called Chocolate Fever.The boy was so scared that he left the hospital and ran away.

He got picked up by his truck dr
Taiba Hussain
Henry is a little boy who adores chocolate! He eats and eats and could never have enough....well until one day at least when suddenly he doesn’t feel so great. He goes to the doctor with this phenomenal case of chocolate fever but the doctor just isn’t doing enough. So off goes Henry on the run, with a number of people chasing after him. He finds a friend and they decide to take up residence in a cabin till the drama dies down. They make their way home eventually and stop at a store where luckil ...more
May 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked how funny it was. The doctor thought he had freckles when he ate too much chocolate. He ran away because he was tired of the hospital. He found his friend Sam and they drove away. They stayed in a cabin. On the first night they almost got robbed by famous robbers. The police came and captured the robbers. They decided to go back home and on their way home they stopped at a store. The store keeper said that it looked like the boy had chocolate fever. The store keeper gave him a bottle of ...more
Dan Crist
Nov 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Susan  Thompson
Jan 28, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I fondly remembered this book from my childhood so thought I'd try it as a read aloud for my boys. The verdict: light, fun, and kept their interest. Cute story about what happens to a boy after comes down with a bad case of "chocolate fever" and then runs away from home. Nicely paced with a happy finish.
Amy Kannel
Jan 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fun, sweet story. Read aloud in two sittings to the 5yo who begged for one more chapter and then another and another; will have the 8yo read on his own. Some great messages without being overly preachy or heavy-handed. I'm trying to stop being so profligate with five-star ratings, but this is a solid 4.5.
Karen Arendt
Good narration, very humorous. I thought the ending would turn out to be just a dream, but luckily, no! Some good discussion can be generated when Henry crosses paths with some bullies, gets into the truck with a stranger (who is very helpful!), and runs away from his problem. Overall, though, a very enjoyable story and perfect for book club, which is why I read it!
Apr 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
All i can say is,hahahahhaha very funny amusing book i love it i think it is worth the time and the laugh.

Also, if you love chocolate like me i am eating it right now it is sooo good so any way read it love it rate it comment review recomend i love it!!!

And i am sure you will to.

Kris Marley Patrick
A 1972 copyright date + a recent parent concern had me revisit Chocolate Fever. When you read a lot, you read a lot of the same. Not this treasure. What a hoot! Fast-paced fun that belongs in every leveled library.
May 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a wonderful story and why would Henry green eat eggs with Chocolate on top.Who would ever do that well his mom appreciates him eating chocolate EVERYDAY!!! well i wouldn't be Henry because he will have a chocolate fever!! There is no such thing as chocolatefever's.
Zach Volz
May 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book a lot. This book is and easy quick read. It is also a good book to read. The book is about a boy who loves chocolate and eats it with everything. He then breaks out in a rash that is pure chocolate. I would recommend this book to middle school or elementary students.
Austin Phadoungsyavong
I like this book about chocolate fever kid and sick when eat much chocolate make happen but don't go to doctor will more learning for cure in chocolate fever then need vallia pill will better.
Wayne S.
Aug 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Henry Green is a boy who lives with his father, mother, and two older siblings, almost fourteen year old sister Elizabeth and ten year old brother Mark, in an apartment in the middle of the city. Henry loves chocolate. He likes it bitter, sweet, dark, light, and daily. He eats it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. He enjoys it in cakes, candy bars, milk, and every other form imaginable. His mother says that he probably loves chocolate more than any other boy in the history of the world.

D.M. Dutcher
Dec 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s, classic
A silly, weird book that speaks more to kids than the adults reading it to them. The middle of the book is odd even by its own standards.

Henry Green loves chocolate. By loves, I mean "eats so much that it makes candy-loving adults sick to their stomach to read about it." It doesn't harm him, until one day little brown spots smelling of candy sprout all over him during class. He has chocolate fever, and out of worry runs away from the doctor who treats him. Can he ever be cured?

It's appropriate f
Nov 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: children, ya, fantasy
The last time I read this book was over 25 years ago. My parents were going on a rare date and my sisters and I were to be watched by a nice family with 3 kids close to our age. I was so excited, but shortly after arriving, I didn't feel very good. The woman of the house felt my fever, saw spots all over my stomach and told me I had chicken pox. I insisted that I did not, because not only was I not a chicken, but I didn't even own a chicken. She explained to me that I had probably gotten them fr ...more
Sadie Kaminske
I thought "Chocolate Fever" was a really good book. I think it was cute the way Robert Kimmel Smith got his point across. A boy named Henry Green loves chocolate, he eats it for every meal of the day. Henry is sitting in school when he gets a rash. Nobody has ever seen a rash like this before.
In "Chocolate Fever" Henry Green is the main character of the book. He loves chocolate and eats it with everything. Mac is a semi driver who picks Henry up when he is running away from home. There is als
Feb 07, 2015 rated it it was ok
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Apr 23, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
So this book is about a boy who ate so much chocolate that he gave himself a disease: Chocolate Fever. As a child, the first thing I thought when I saw that chocolate-freak Henry ate so much chocolate was "What are his parents doing?" (Yes, as a kid I wondered why his parents bought him so much chocolate.) Anyway, he starts breaking out in chocolate dots and the hospital is perplexed at the first known case of CHOCOLATE FEVER, so he freaked out, ran away, and had an adventure with a truck driver ...more
Zoe Cope
Jan 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith my favorite character was Henry because he ate chocolate cake every day for breakfast. He put chocolate sprinkles on his noodles. He had chocolate for a snack every day. I also liked Lefty and Louie because they were funny. I liked when Lefty said, “I’m Lefty, he’s Louie. People get us mixed up sometimes, but I don’t know why.”
I was surprised when Lefty and Louie took over the truck. Later, I was surprised when all the dogs came running out from the do
Title: Chocolate Fever

Author: Robert Kimmel Smith

Series: N/A

Rating: ★★★

Summary; 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 w
Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all)
I really wanted to like this book, as I really enjoyed Smith's "Sadie" novels. The premise was good (kid learns that faddy food consumption can lead to health problems) but the narrative was patchy, with huge gaps in it that could have been developed to advantage. Also, the "lessons" were a bit heavy-handed. Henry is a bit babyish--he's either clinging to some adult's hand or running away, wherever. I can't imagine that kids today would find him very likeable. The thing with the dogs made very l ...more
My 4 and 5 year old boys loved this one. The story was very fun for little children who love to eat chocolate and hopefully taught them not to eat too much or they'll get chocolate fever! (2010)

*Reading this again with my boys (3 years later). They are loving it!* (Aug 2013)

*Read it to Isaac, who didn't listen to it previously with the older boys. He really enjoyed it. The 2nd half gets a little weird, when Henry runs away and meets Mac, but it all wrapped up nicely.* (Jan 2015)

**Listened to thi
Aug 08, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: children
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In honor of National Chocolate Day (July 7th).

An older book (written in the 70s), but still works for a modern audience. I think children would probably enjoy reading this on their own. Not that the narrator was bad. I enjoyed listening to the many different voices he came up with. But he made all the kids sound either whiny or very old. I'm sure children would rather imagine in their own minds what the kids sound like.

I like the adventure that was compacted into such a short story. And the OH-
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Robert Kimmel Smith began dreaming of becoming a writer at the age of eight, when he spent three months in bed reading while recovering from rheumatic fever. He enrolled in Brooklyn College in 1947, and served in the U.S. Army, in Germany, from 1951-1953. In 1954 he married Claire Medney, his editor and literary agent. They have two children: Heidi (1962) and Roger (1967). After writing advertisin ...more
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