The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling is a classic that has been around for over fifty years now, first published in 1952. And it's no wonder why. It is a perfect chapter book for new readers who want to move beyond beginning reader books and it's about CANDY!!
John Midas loves chocolate... If you remember your mythology, you know the rest of the story. If you are an 8 year old kid, wether you know the story of King Midas or not, you will be entranced by this story of a boy who turns everything he touches into chocolate. Catling is creative and humorous with his descriptions of John's dilemma and this book is very enjoyable, even after over 50 years in print. It also continues to be one of the rare stand alone books at a 2nd/3rd grade reading level in a world where everything is about series, series, series.