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Here's a Site the Kids Can Really Get Their Teeth Into

April 18, 1999|BOOTH MOORE

Willy Wonka has opened up the gates of his scrumdiddlyumptious candy factory for kids on the Internet (http://www.wonka.com), giving users access to different rooms that are not only entertaining and educational, but good enough to eat.

At Planet Vermes, kids can explore the solar system in Wonka's Planet-O-Matic, while testing their knowledge of astronomy by answering Wonka trivia questions. The Wonkarific Colorizer is a computerized coloring book that lets users add bright colors to a variety of scenes. The object of the Space Rescue Game is to bring the Nerds (yes, like the candy) back to Wonka's factory while eluding the Vermicious Knuds.

Another area of the Web site is the Invention Room, where visitors can participate in cool experiments to test the tongue's sweet spots and find the perfect temperature for melting sugar. Meet the kooky Oompa Loompas in Loompaland, where the Pet Wonkanite game teaches boys and girls how to care for pets and tests their animal knowledge.

The site is meant for both children and their parents, who will remember the psychedelic "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" film from childhood. The only problem? We couldn't keep our mouths from watering.

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