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Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith

Chocolate Fever (1978)

by Robert Kimmel Smith

Other authors: Gioia Fiammenghi (Illustrator)

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Not nearly as good as The Chocolate Touch. ( )
  Audacity88 | Aug 27, 2015 |
Henry love chocolate, anything chocolate, and eats it all the time, that is until he gets chocolate fever! Through the novel Henry encounters many obstacles due to his condition, but learns to overcome them. I liked this book because it reminds me of what my parents used to tell me, each to much of one thing and you'll become it!

Teaching Ideas: have the children come up with their own fever. illustrate it and write a similar story to Henrys.
  aehunter | May 4, 2015 |
I really enjoyed reading this book for multiple reasons. I liked how engaging the plot was to the reader. The plot created suspense during multiple situations in the book. In chapter 6 when Henry is being chased by all the different people and finally finds a place to rest, the author ends the chapter saying, "Henry lay down to rest for a while before setting off on his journey". This creates suspense for the reader and pushes them to keep reading to find out what Henry's journey may be. I liked how the author created multiple opportunities for the reader to question the book. In chapter 6 when Dr. Fargo comes to the conclusion that Henry has chocolate fever, the reader starts creating questions while reading. Some questions may be, is this fever treatable, who will help fix the problem and/or how long will it last. The author creates many more situations throughout the book to get the readers to ask questions. The main message in the story was, although life is grand and pleasure is everywhere, we can't have everything we want every time we want it. On page 84, Alfred Cane, who once had chocolate fever himself, taught Henry the lesson that too much of something isn't always good for you. So relating it back to Henry, Alfred was saying he can't have chocolate every time he wants it. ( )
  Shardy2 | Oct 1, 2014 |
  BRCSBooks | Sep 24, 2014 |
Henry loves chocolate - he would (and does) eat chocolate as often as possible: chocolate milk, chocolate chip pancakes, chocolate sauce on top of everything...until one day he gets "Chocolate Fever" and is covered in big chocolatey spots. Henry's love of chocolate starts to waiver as he gets poked and prodded by doctors and teased by other children. How can he get rid of his chocolate fever??

This is a cute story, but I think the kids today will have a hard time relating with the main character. There are just too many things that are different about today's world than when the book was originally written. Henry gets into a truck with a stranger and thinks nothing of it, whereas kids would balk at that today. ( )
  agrudzien | Jul 20, 2013 |
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Fiammenghi, GioiaIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed

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For Heidi and Roger and all the other chocolate lovers in the world...especially Alex and Nate!
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There are some people who say that Henry Green wasn't really born, but was hatched, fully grown, from a chocolate bean.
Henry Green was a boy who loved chocolate. He liked it bitter, sweet, dark, light, and daily; for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks; in cakes, candy bars, milk, and every other form you could possibly imagine. Henry probably loved chocolate more than any boy in the history of the world.
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Henry Green loves chocolate, probably more than any boy in the history of the world. When strange brown spots start to appear all over Henry's body, he catches the attention of doctors who seem fascinated with his mysterious illness. Henry finds out that he has what appears to be the only ever recorded case of Chocolate Fever. He soon grows shy of the doctors and runs away from the hospital, but finds himself in even more trouble in the middle of an unusual hijacking. Henry learns his lesson after running into a few unexpected characters.
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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 with the only case of Chocolate Fever ever. Then he finds himself caught up in a wild and hilarious chase, climaxed by a very unusual hijacking!

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From eating too much chocolate, Henry breaks out in brown bumps that help him foil some hijackers and teach him a valuable lesson about self-indulgence.

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