This book was about a 1966 camper that is rebuilt by Mr. Tooting and his son Jem. Unfortunately, not all the parts are found and the engine is replaced by an airplane's. Once that is done, the family realizes that Chitty- Chitty Bang Bang, the name they now call the machine, is controlling herself. As the camper swings into action, the family is followed by a bank robber eager to steal the machine.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again
By Frank Cottrell Boyce
|Grades 4 - 8
Book Reviews (26)
My mom and I read this book together, she said she read it when she was a kid, so I wanted to read it with her.
it is a very good book for chitty chitty bang bang lovers but it just was not the right book for me, i don't think i really understood
This was a funny book that I really enjoyed. It is nothing like the movie-not to me anyway. I like everything about this book. I like how the Tooting family has a word for every day, more than one actually. I like how Lucy is so dramatic. Very well done.
I really think they should make a next one! I had to buy this one because it was so ,very good!!! And you should really reed it.
Liked it. It was better than the movie, but movies are hard to make as same as some books, but I think it was an overall exciting book.
I'm just saying but the book was a lot better than the movie. The movie was weird and missed and added parts. Or at least the first movie was like that. This book is a sequel and is good
I absolutely loved this book! It had an interesting plot, pulled me in, and the character development made me feel as it Jem and Lucy were my friends. It was a little slow at times, but otherwise I would give it 5 stars. I remember staying up until 3:00 in the morning reading this book! Overall, I would recommend this book to kids ages 7 - 12.
i loved the book it has major suspense and i love the book it is so good. best book ever
Mr. Tooting, or Dad has some Very Big News. He has been sacked. Hooray! But now he needs something to occupy his free time and so he sets about improving their home - from a door that opens automatically and is hooked up to the tea kettle to brightening up Lucy’s black room and robot stuffed animals, the three kids’ ‘Hooray’s soon turn into ‘Oh no, somebody keep him occupied’s. So Mum brings home a 1966 camper van with 23 windows that looks like it is smiling… and falls apart at a touch. Dad sets about restoring it to its former glory with the help of his son, Jem. (Remember, Jem, not Jeremy. He hates being called Jeremy). It’s like a giant puzzle for Jem and Mr. Tooting can’t wait to take his family everywhere they’ve ever wanted to go. Unfortunately for them, Mr. Tooting does end up fully restoring the van and adding an old aeroplane engine to it as well. They name the van Chitty Chitty Bang Bang because of the sound of the engine and soon realize that they aren’t controlling it at all! Chitty is controlling herself, busting out her wings and flying them all over the world (where they had thought they wanted to go, but really it’s all her) to get back her lost parts. It’s only after a super-rich, not-really-tiny, out-to-steal-Chitty bank-robber comes after them that they realize what an adventure they are in for and how special Chitty really is. Even though I haven’t read the original Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, I think is a really fun book. It’s full of humour, adventure, family, underestimated goth girls, a bossy van and evil villians. I think kids of all ages, especially fans of Dr. Cuthbert Soup will really enjoy it.