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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

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by Ian Fleming (Author), Andrew Sachs (Reader)
 

Story of a Magical Car!

Ian Fleming is best known for his world famous James Bond novels. But he wrote one children’s book– Just One! And he called it “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”!

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is the name of a very special car. A car that can drive by itself, fly in the air and float in the water! When the Pott family first happened upon this magical car, they weren’t sure if it would be the right car for them. But the Pott family kids knew something was different about this automobile. After all its license plate read “GEN ii” (read: “genie”)

Then one day Mr Pott, the inventor and retired from the royal Navy, decides to take his family on a road trip. As the car fires up, it makes a “chitty chitty bang bang” sound. The kids immediately decide to call their new car after the sound she so often makes.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Name

But soon enough the family finds itself stuck in an enormous traffic jam! Suddenly a knob on the dashboard of the car lights up saying “Pull the knob!”. Mr.Potts is speechless but obedient. As he pulls the knob, something magical happens!

As the family continue on their vacation, little did they know what surprises lay in store for them and how valuable this clever little car would prove to be. In typical “Ian Fleming” style, this adventure novel will take you to an isolated island, to a gangster’s lair and get you caught in their web! Will Chitty Chitty Bang Bang come to the rescue?

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flying Car

Widely known for his role as a Spanish waiter in “Fawlty Towers” (sitcom), Andrew Sachs is a brilliant reader of this classic tale. His clear narrative is perfect for this story telling. His delivery heightens the humor and adds to the fun factor! Listen to an excerpt here.

If you love a good tale spun around gadgets, gangsters and some action, then this is a story for you! Ian Fleming’s humorous tale is imaginative and timeless! A classic really.

Find it here: Library, Amazon, Better World Books


20 comments

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  1. This is one of our favorite books. We never tire of reading it. Thanks for sharing it here just wonderful to see we such kindred reading friends.

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    • reshamad

      It really does feel good to talk to someone who shares the same passion as you! Thanks for stopping by Valarie.
      -Reshama

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  2. I had no idea Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, first of all, was a book, and second of all, was by Ian Fleming! Is it a picture book or a chapter book? I can’t wait to read it. I’m off to find out more! Thanks so much for sharing at Booknificent Thursday!
    Tina

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    • reshamad

      Hi Tina,
      We heard the audio book and it was just so much fun that I had to review it
      -Reshama

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  3. Wow, I haven’t even thought about this book in YEARS. Off to the library tomorrow to get reacquainted!

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    • reshamad

      I had never known that it was a book to begin with! I had seen the movie though so I was surprised to find the audio book version on the library stand! Imagine my delight
      -Reshama

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  4. stanleyandkatrina

    Holy Cow, I never thought to read the book. We have only seen the movie. Thank you for this post. I will be picking this up at the library as well! Have a great rest of the week and weekend ahead.
    Cool Mom/Christine M.
    Tech Support for Stanley & Katrina

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    • reshamad

      Wasn’t that a surprise ?? I never thought that it was a book either We loved the audio version and I am hoping to find the print version to read too
      -Reshama

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  5. It’s wonderful book! The original edition was also illustrated by the famous British author and illustrator John Burningham.

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    • reshamad

      That’s right. I have to go look for that edition, have yet to find one at the library. Thanks for stopping by Kriss!
      -Reshama

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  6. It just goes to show that a writer is a writer is a writer, and Ian Flemming is certainly proof of that. He may have only written one book but the impact it has had. Hurrah, ode to be able to write something so significant. Thanks so much for bringing it to our attention on the Kid Lit Blog Hop.

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    • reshamad

      You said it Julie! I couldn’t have said it better
      Thanks for stopping by.
      -Reshama

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  7. Jemima Pett

    I’ve managed to avoid the film and the musical, but sooner or later, I’m going to read the book – especially after your great review. Thanks!

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  8. Omigosh, I totally forgot that Ian Fleming wrote Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (one of my favorite movies of all time!) Thanks for bringing this one to the forefront in the Kid Lit Blog Hop – it’s such a great story!

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  9. I didn’t know it was the same author. What a fun fact, and I love Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!

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  10. Love Ian Fleming! Great pick for your site Thanks for linking up!

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