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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again by Frank Cottrell Boyce

November 16, 2011

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again by Frank Cottrell Boyce. Pub. Macmillan Children’s Books, 2011.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a twenty three windowed Samba Bus, the kind beloved by adventurous famillies, and the Tooting family are an adventurous family.

In order to keep Mr Tooting busy after he is made redundant Mrs Tooting buys him an old camper van to do up thinking that he had no chance of doing so, but it would keep him out of mischief.

How wrong could she be. With the help of son Jem he does the camper van up and fits it with an engine that is fit for an aircraft and unbeknown to him has wings.

The family which also includes  Little Harry, the baby, and oldest daughter Lucy who likes to paint everything black, set off on a holiday to France and Egypt amongst other places. On the way they find out that the Samba Bus has a mind of it’s own and adventure springs up all around them.

A well written, witty and feelgood adventure story for primary and intermediate students who like a good laugh.

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