A controversial new cover for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

A controversial new cover for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

The New Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Cover

The New Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Cover


Penguin
has announced their intention to republish Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as a Penguin Modern Classic. Due to be released this September to celebrate the books 50th anniversary, this edition has a new cover which, although is to be published in the UK only, has been making the news around the world.

I really don’t like the new cover, which is both ominous and creepy, and I have to wonder – have they forgotten that this is essentially a children’s book…

What do you think?

A random selection of previous Charlie and the Chocolate Factory covers

A random selection of previous Charlie and the Chocolate Factory covers

 

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