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Chocolate Fever

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  7,580 ratings  ·  461 reviews
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 ...more
Paperback, 93 pages
Published 1979 by Dell Publishing (first published January 1st 1972)
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Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all) Don't get mad and yell at me. When you "bite someone's head off" you respond with way more anger than the situation calls for.…moreDon't get mad and yell at me. When you "bite someone's head off" you respond with way more anger than the situation calls for.(less)
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Kathleen 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
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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May 06, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Robert Kimmel Smith didn't write extensively for kids, but two or three of his six juvenile novels were big hits, none more so than his 1972 debut, Chocolate Fever. Henry Green, little brother of Mark (age ten) and Elizabeth (thirteen), is passionate about chocolate as most boys are. He pours chocolate syrup in his milk, downs chocolate cookies by the dozen, consumes more varieties of chocolate ice cream than most people have heard of, and invents ways to infuse other foods with the sweet nectar ...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.
Luisa Knight
Henry learns some valuable lessons about too much of a good thing, respecting his parents and more through this comical/adventure tale.

Ages: 5 - 10

Cleanliness: Mentions that Henry and his brother argue often and that his brother hits him on the head - just one sentence. "For heaven's sake" "stupid" "heaven knows" "Oh, Lord" "Gee" and "goodness" are said. Henry runs away but learns that that was wrong. Some bullies pick on Henry.

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Kris Patrick
Feb 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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
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
Feb 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this in elementary school and remember really loving it! I will have to find a copy and reread it soon. I hope it still holds up to how I remember it being :)
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
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
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
Erica Clou
Read this when I was a little kid and liked it a lot, but I think I'd be happy to have the fever and the spots if I could eat as much chocolate as I wanted without gaining weight like Henry.

Kind of takes a weird turn when Henry runs away from his medical team by hitchhiking with an adult! Luckily for Henry the adult happens to be awesome and coincidentally sells chocolate AND has an employer that can solve Henry's problem. Very deus ex machina.

Thought the book might discuss how delicious and nut
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. ...more
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!
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. ...more
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. ...more
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.

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.
Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What I love about chocolate fever is that how much Henry Green likes chocolate and he never gets affected by his obsession of chocolate. I also love in a day Henry Green is terrified and doesn't know what to do or what to expect. I what I also like about the book is that it is very similar to the book Chocolate Touch. But I wonder if all the chocolate that Henry eats is making the parents have money problems, but they love their son so much they keep buying more chocolate. But what I don't like ...more
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
My 9 year old daughter brought home this book because she is having to read it in school. She asked me if I wanted to read it. I told her sure that I would have it read before I went to bed that night. So, I read it before bed. It's a goofy book but it has a great moral to it, you can't indulge in everything you love. So don't eat too much chocolate! ...more
Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the book because it was action packed and I always wanted to keep on reading and there were pics every so often.
I just finished reading this book to my Special Education class. Some of them really enjoyed it! A few downfalls of it was the gun and hijacking part, as I try to refrain from discussing guns with these students. Overall it was not bad, but not great.
Karina Escajeda
Two great lessons embedded into a funny read- first, that it feels unpleasant to be the recipient of unwanted attention based on the way you look. Nest, that you can't have everything that you want all the time, when you want it- moderation is the key. ...more
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. ...more
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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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