Book View: The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop

Book View: The Whizz Pop Chocolate ShopThe Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop by Kate Saunders
Published by Random House LLC on March 12th 2013
Pages: 293

Welcome to the most magical house in London.

The family of eleven-year-old twins Oz and Lily have inherited it, together with the mysterious shop downstairs. Long ago, the shop's famous chocolate-makers, who also happen to be Oz and Lily's great uncles, were clever sorcerers. Now evil villians are hunting for the secret of their greatest recipe. The terrifying powers of this magic chocolate have the ability to destroy the world. 

Soon, Oz and Lily are swept into a thrilling battle, helped by an invisible cat, a talking rat, and the ghost of an elephant. It's up to them to stop the villians and keep the magical chocolate recipe out of harm's way. Their family and the world depends on it.

Short & Sweet: A great audio recording of The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop kept me reading until the end. I loved the blend of magic with chocolate and adventure. I love the latest mix of sweets with magic and this book reminded me of other books I loved with the same mix, like The Candy Shop Wars by Brandon Mull. The best part of this book was the invisible elephant, I don’t know why this stuck out to me but it did and I loved the interactions between the siblings and this creature. I think any child would wish to live in a magical house like the one in this story.

Final Verdict:  There’s nothing better than magic and chocolate, but paired with a great narrator, I loved listening to this audiobook version of The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop.

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