I happened to see mention of Willy Wonka today in my web surfing and I’ll tell you, it stuck in my head all day. Naturally, when I sat down to write this post, the first thing that I thought of to write on was Willy Wonka.
Who wouldn’t want to be Willy really? He has a cool name, a cool factory, and all the candy a person could ever want. He has awesome taste in clothes, and while he can be abnormal at times, for the most part he can hold good conversation.
Wonka is a cool character in my book. Both the original movie with Gene Wilder was good as well as the newer version with Johnny Depp. I’d love to have a chocolate waterfall to drink from whenever the mood strikes.
And Dahl’s characters are infamous. Veruca Salt bore a band in the early nineties named after it, oompa-loopas are iconic really, and who doesn’t secretly get excited opening a Wonka Bar in hopes of finding a golden ticket?
The book itself is delicious really. Dahl’s writing both inspires and creates writers even today. My son is only three and already I’ve read him two of Roald Dahl’s books (Willy Wonka and James and the Giant Peach).
Wonka is timeless. And the oompa loompas always have good advice. See below.