I mentioned in the other post about how I was scared of the oompa loompas (particularly in the movie, with their eerie song). I browsed ahead and I am worried about whether I should continue reading the book..... soon Augustus Gloop will behave badly, fall into the chocolate river, get sucked up the tube, and his parents will freak out. Honestly, it still freaks ME out. I'm a little disturbed by what happens to the kids in the chocolate factory. My first reaction is to skip the rest of the book. That's not a good lesson in starting what you finish. I wonder if the kids will have a better reaction than me, I wonder if I can read the story in a way that minimizes the fears and the events that I find disasterous and be more positive. I think maybe I could use it as a little lesson for my boys, talking about how Augustus really should not have drank out of the chocolate river and using the book as an example in manners and behaving well. Perhaps I can make it work out in a way that is good for the boys.
I am a little worried though. I was a serious child and I'm a pretty serious person and I am concerned that the kids are not freaked out by the story. My kids are sometimes serious and sometimes little goofballs..... I wonder if we can take the story as a goofy, make-believe thing.
I would love to hear your advice!