Roald Dahl wrote many famous children books, most of them were packed with imagination and humor. Some of these books were influenced by specific childhood experiences in Dahl’s life. For example, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a fantasy children’s book, was inspired by Dahl’s fondness for a particular candy shop. He had a work experience in a chocolate factory belonging to the famous Cadbury Company and loved chocolate himself. His imagination and penchant for chocolates also contributed in the writing of this novel. “Whipped cream isn't whipped cream at all if it hasn’t been whipped with whips, just like poached eggs isn't poached eggs unless it's been stolen...
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