If, during Highlowaha's celebration of National Literacy Month we could only bring to life childhood story, most of us would clamor for a spot in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Wouldn't we?
The fact that the author's birthday falls in September- the same month we celebrate literacy- makes a celebration of Roald Dahl's classic that much sweeter.
On the heel's of Tuesday's bean stalk and yesterday's talk of Rapunzel, I'm worried you think Ricky, Matthew, and Jack woke up on September 13, Dahl's birthday, t o a newly renovated home. That the living room became the Chocolate Room, the kitchen the Inventing Room, the library the Nut Sorting Room, the dining room the Television Room, and son on, and so on, and so on.
I'm a working mom. Who has time for that sort of thing?
Besides, September 13 was a Monday and I had an 8:30 a.m. meeting.
Instead, I decided (rigged) that we would bring his book to life by celebrating chocolate....all day.
Lunch (sandwich with chips on the side) and...
Dinner (ok, it was dessert)
In retrospect I could have done so much more. Dahl was a creative genius. What about his Cavity Filling Caramels, Eatable Marshmallow Pillows, Lickable Wallpaper, Toffee Apple Trees, and his Candy Coated Pencils for Sucking?