Crackpot is what everybody calls the Pott family. So when they go to buy a new car and come back with a wreck, nobody is surprised. Except for the Potts themselves. First, the car has a name. And she tells them what it is. Then they find that she can fly... and swim...
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a car on a mission to stop a criminal gang in its tracks and she is taking the Potts with her! Jump into the world s most loved magical car, for her first adventure ever!
© Ian Fleming Publications Ltd 1964, 1965, (P) Ian Fleming Publications Ltd, 2013. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a registered trademark of Danjaq LLC and United Artists Corporation, used under licence by Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. All rights reserved.
©1964 Ian Fleming (P)2013 Ian Fleming Publications Ltd
My son (5) has been listening to this whilst in the bath recently and you can see the joy in his eyes as he listens.
He thinks Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is the best name for a car and is mesmerised by the idea that the car can be real with its own personality and be as much a part of the family as the people themselves.
The story is excellently read by David Tennant, although I'm not sure why he is reading with an English accent and not his native Scottish one. Sometimes older books can date/age and be less accessible to children today. This book has aged well; the language isn't too difficult or wordy and the overall ideas still resonate.
We would recommend it.
Superb story, superb narration. After discovering the inimitable Anton Lesser, I know that a Tennant reading will enthral as well. Thank you, Fleming. A gem.
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