Jake’s Golden Ticket

Imagination is such a vital part of childhood. It allows children to escape reality and go places they’ve only dreamed about – maybe even places that don’t even exist!

There is one movie I recall watching as a child DOZENS of times that did nothing short of explode creativity and inspire imagination. Any guesses?!

OF COURSE it’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory! If you’ve never seen this movie – I don’t know if we can be friends. 😉 KIDDING. But you should definitely see it.

The story of Willy Wonka and his magical chocolate factory allowed us to enter a place where things that didn’t even exist EXISTED. It took us to a place where the snozzberries taste like snozzberries(so they tell us), and you might even turn into a giant blueberry from chewing a piece of Wonka’s special bubble gum(poor Violet!). Everything was brand new and mind bogglingly fascinating.

Invention, my dear friends, is

93% perspiration

6% electricity

4% evaporation

and 2% butterscotch ripple

-Willy Wonka

So when Wonderbly released “The Golden Ticket,” I knew it was going to be a must have for my kiddos (and me!). Like the movie, it introduces us to many sensational new creations and takes us on an adventure of unimaginable experiences.

When we open up this story – we just can’t put it down. And I’ll be honest, I love it probably just as much as the kids. It takes me back to my own childhood when it was so easy to imagine that this was all so fantastically REAL. I especially love the questions and thoughts that my kids ask after their journey through the chocolate factory. Their observations are much like mine when I was once so little too.

Another one of my favorite things about “The Golden Ticket,” is the ability to personalize it with your own child’s name! I WISH you could’ve seen Jake’s eyes light up as we read his name throughout the story the first time. He couldn’t believe it was written just for him. As the oldest child, he often gets over shadowed by his little siblings, but I love how special this story made him feel. The smile on his face and the wonder in his eyes as we read all about Willy Wonka’s Factory was absolutely priceless!

If you’re new to Wonderbly, you should know that all of their stories can be personalized for your own children! The stories are engaging, and the illustrations are stunning. These books make such wonderful birthday, Christmas, or other “just because” gifts for the special little ones in your life!

Go HERE for $7 off your purchase at Wonderbly! Tell them I sent ya. 🙂 I know you and your kiddos will love these wonderful stories just as much as we do!

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