Genres: MG Books
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!
A charming, whimsical children’s adventure! If you’ve seen the movie, the book is very different; the only real constants are the children and their father (though their mother is still with them in the book), and of course Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the eponymous magical flying car. I don’t want to give anything away, but don’t expect a Bavarian kingdom; that part of the movie is the creation of the screenwriters, not Ian Fleming. The adventures the family does have in the book are slightly more grounded in reality—but only slightly!
The audiobook is narrated by David Tennant, who reads with obvious enthusiasm and an excellent command of voices and accents. Between the text and the narration, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a perfect audiobook for young children, and a treat for the whole family. It’s short, only 2 hours and 22 minutes in length, making it an excellent choice for a day trip.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Take Control of Your TBR Pile Challenge (March 2018)
- The Backlist Reader Challenge 2018