Sandra Boynton. Not only had the gift giver, the Milk Chocolate Acolyte, read this when he was young but so did several guests. I had been deprived of the joys in this book so I was anxious to read it.
Sandra Boynton is the illustrator and author of many children's and non-children's book, this one Chocolate: The Consuming Passion was her first outside of the children's genre published in 1982 and continously published until 2002. Sadly this means you'd have to find it in a used bookstore if you wanted your own copy. Or you might want to ask relatives if they have one stored away somewhere. Oh, yeah, she's done other things as well and is currently working on short films so check that website link if you want to smile.
As both the front and back covers I hope show, the illustrations are delightful with or without the words. Hidden in all that humor though are some facts about chocolate though you'll want to double check before you tossing out some of the silly words made up for this book. There are also insightful questions lurking in the humor as well if you want to find them.
I enjoyed this book very much and all of you can find or borrow a copy to read. Sisters and Brothers, may you too take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.