Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

I Love Chocolate

I Love Chocolate

Davide Cali
Illustrator:  Evelyn Daviddi 
Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Tundra Books, 2009   ISBN: 978-0887769122

Chocolate is one of those things that makes the world a better place. It is one of those things that gives pleasure in so many ways. In this book, you are going to meet a little boy who has put a lot of thought into why he “loves chocolate.”

He begins by pointing out the obvious: Chocolate tastes good! It comes in many forms, is flavored in countless ways, and it can even be surprising. Then the boy goes on to explain that chocolate can “make bad times better.” Chocolate is the perfect panacea when people get angry, when machines break down, and when life is dull, scary, frustrating, or annoying.

Chocolate is also the perfect thing to have around when you are in a celebratory mood. You can share it with a friend, give it to someone as gift, or use it as a peace offering when you have done something wrong.

In this delightfully funny book, the author and illustrator truly get into the spirit of chocolateness. They clearly appreciate the many ways in which chocolate makes the world a happier place. Chocoholics off all ages are sure to enjoy the wonderfully quirky illustrations, the amusing text, and the unique format of this memorable book.