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You know that moment when you skim the first 50 pages of a book adn then decide you know all about it and go make a 2hr movie from it?? THAT’S BASICALLY WHAT THE CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG MOVIE DID. It’s so nothing like the book that it’s actually hilarious. Ahem. The main reason I picked this up was because I loved the movie as a kid (haaaated the Child Catcher though. Hello nightmares forever) and I had no idea it was a book until last week. SO. I had to read it.
I mean, by itself, the book was c
really liked it
While most famous for his work on creating Agent 007, Ian Fleming wrote this classic children’s story many years ago, which entertains as much as it captures the interest of many young readers. Commander Caractacus Pott has a long history of inventing things, which provides limited success and forces the family to gather round in times of financial strain. After selling one of his ideas to a local confectionary, the Potts head out to purchase their first family car. Commander Pott brings his wif
I will admit that I had heard of this book (and movie) a long time ago, but it is only now, when asked to do a quick buddy read, that I decided to go all in. Fleming takes this outrageous idea and puts a nice spin on it, perfect for young readers. While there is much that can be said of Commander Pott, the story is rightly all about this unique vehicle, though the other characters found herein keep things light and adventurous. Fleming teases readers with what might be around the corner, beginning with talk of a magical sweet, but soon pushes the story well away from inventions and into the fast-paced world of travels and trouble. In a fashion that I have only seen in English children’s books, the narrator keeps the reader fully involved and helps push speculation to its limits, while also making sure that no one is left behind. The twists and turns of this tale are wonderfully paced and the reader is sure to want more. As do I, admittedly. So, I’ll rush out to read the next three in the series, though it is too bad that Fleming never got around to writing those, too busy keeping the rest of the world safe with James Bond.
Kudos, Mr. Fleming for your wonderful beginning to a series of children’s novels sure to bamboozle as much as they excite the young reader. I feel like a kid again as I devoured this wonderful story.
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I think every avid reader must have a list (even if it’s just in their head and not actually written down) of books they would like to read, but never seem to find the time. My list of “someday” reads is quite extensive, but I have vowed that this year I will read more books from my own library shelves and also more books off my I’d-really-love-to-read-that list.
When I found out years ago that Ian Fleming (author of all those lovely 007 spy novels) wrote a children’s book that one my favorite D