or Oompa Loompas?
Sorry this post is late. With cold season and some other things real life has thrown at me, I have been behind in my blogging duries. Instead of a designated time for a discussion, I will leave this one open.
I loved this book in elementary school! It was my first chapter book. Now having read it again as an adult, it was great picking out the hidden meanings of Dahl's classic story. Each child* represents one of the deadly sins:
Click on the sin to hear the Oompa Loompa song. All lyrics here.
Violet's song doesn't do Roald's lyrics justice.
A lot got butchered and they are really terrific lyrics!
Then you have Willy Wonka, who represents a Godlike figure. I know I said I would try something new with writing my review within the post, but this review has so many different aspects to cover, it would be better covered in the comments.
As for the films: I love both versions for very different reasons, as I will explain in the comments.