A controversial new cover for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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?