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.
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By MissSusie66 on 30-05-2014
Not even close to the musical movie
Well I have discovered that my favorite movie from childhood is only Very Loosely based on Ian Fleming's book of the same name.
The only thing familiar from the movie I love so much was the car and the kids' names, everything else is different, no grandpa, no Truly, no child catcher or Baron. It was very odd to have it be familiar yet not at the same time.
I’m still trying to get over how different this was than what I was expecting; it is more similar to the Bond stories than the musical movie is. There are crooks and their hideout and trying to get away. This was a fun book but just know it is nothing like the movie of your childhood.
David Tennant's narration was fabulous though, great accents and voices and characters! Tennant’s narration made this book even better.
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By Stepper the Mighty on 31-05-2016
Perfect for road trips with (or without!) young kids!
This story was wonderful and charming, and had my 8,6 and 5 year olds gripped! They kept asking us if we could please turn it back on every time we got back into the car, and my husband and I were happy to oblige. tenant's performance is just wonderful. We are huge fans of his thanks to dr who and broadchurch — but his performance here was a real treat! I appreciated too that the mother in this story was just as adventurous as the father and two kids. She's voice her concerns, but she was just as game as the rest of them to see what this car could do! I enjoyed the overall message: always choose adventure or else you'll find you've lead a very dull life! Exactly!! My husband and I are considering another roadtrip soon just so we can enjoy the second book in the same epic fashion.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By E. Parke on 01-12-2015
Loved by my son
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.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
By Miss J. King on 12-02-2018
A Beautifully Narrated Classic
David Tennant has a way of making a book come alive, so he is the perfect choice for a book about a car coming alive! He narrates this classic well and I enjoyed it very much.
I have seen the film many times, but I had no idea how different the book is! It is much more full of adventure and daring than the film (which is more of a romance), and though it certainly reflects the time in which it was written, the story itself carries a wonderful timelessness.
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