For the Guardian, he named his top ten children's books by Roald Dahl.
One title on the list:
Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryRead about another book on the list.
Dahl's best-known book has everything: grotesque characters, ludicrous situations and, of course, chocolate! Who could ask for more? When Charlie Bucket wins the last "Golden Ticket" to get a free tour of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, he soon discovers that his fellow winners have bitten off far more than they can chew.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory appears on Meghan Cox Gurdon's five best list of children's books that are especially enthralling when read aloud.
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