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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang | Ian Fleming
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is the story of a magical transforming car that helps a family to foil a group of gangsters. It is the only childrens novel by Ian Fleming, the British author best known for the James Bond stories. The novel was dedicated to his son, though Fleming died before it was published. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in ebook form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
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Indydancingbookworm
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Mehso-so

I think I would have enjoyed this one more read aloud. The story is cute, the characters are just slightly less than flat (but likable for what they are anyway), and it‘s just long enough to be engaging.

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MatschMomma
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Pickpick

Classic good book.

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vlwelser
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Pickpick

This is such a cute kids book. Do not expect it to mirror the movie.

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vlwelser
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I ❤ this quote.

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Loganohio20211111111
Pickpick

Who knew they made a book? If you were like me and only saw the movie, just wait until you read the book. The great story telling by Ian Fleming makes you believe you are truly there as you travel into a make believe world where anything and everything is possible.

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anniebananie22

“He looked as if he would burst with rage and his eyes were red with fury and his lips were drawn back from his big yellow teeth in a snarl.”

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anniebananie22
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I loved the use of a thick point being used to the illustrations. This element created a more comic and vintage feeling when reading the story.

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anniebananie22
Pickpick

This book is exciting and uses elements of fantasy through a flying magical car. The plot contains a thrilling story of trying to catch robbers and animated adventure.

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CassidyCantrell

“Never says ‘no‘ to adventures”

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CassidyCantrell

This family is funny and this would be very humorous to continue reading

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CassidyCantrell
Pickpick

This book has a sequel. The father in this story makes very weird inventions like their noisy, rebuilt car: chitty chitty bang bang.
-fantasy

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kateschaeffer
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This book really stood out for me with all of the drawings.

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kateschaeffer
Pickpick

This book was published 1964. This book is unlike other bigger children‘s books. This book is split up into 3 big parts. On almost every other page there is a very detailed drawing.

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sydneybrooks
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Their only hope, their only ally was chitty-chitty-bang-bang. And she was just a car- or was she?

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sydneybrooks

I think this fantasy story would really gets kids imaginations going. It‘s a fairly short book and included some pretty neat black and white illustrations.

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sydneybrooks
Pickpick

This is a story of a magical car that need to save its owners from danger. The family knows the car is no average car but the real question is if it‘s capable of saving them. The story is fun but a story of impossible occurrences with very eccentric characters.

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laurenlovesliterature
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Love this movie. It's crazy that Ian Fleming wrote this though.

Mandigolightly On his deathbed no less! 1y
Mandigolightly @laurenlovesliterature yep! He died two months before it was published, when he had another heart attack. 1y
Mandigolightly Also! Roald Dahl wrote the screenplay. That‘s where the terrifying child catcher came from lol 1y
laurenlovesliterature Very interesting!! Thanks for sharing @Mandigolightly 👍👏😀 1y
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bg_reads
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My daughter and I just finished reading Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyon and have moved on to this! So far, the book and the movie don't coincide... Also, check out the complimentary bookmark that came with the book when I got it in the mail! #winning #notcatholic #freeisawesome

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shadowsdogs
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This book was super cute!

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shadowsdogs
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I didn‘t even know this existed!

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Ncostell
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I may have vaguely remembered that Ian Fleming wrote Chitty Chitty Bang Bang but didn‘t realize that Roald Dahl wrote the screenplay for the movie. I saw this display earlier this week at the International Spy Museum in DC. I loved this movie as a child but never read the book. Cool bookish information that I picked up in an unexpected location.

ReadingEnvy What did you think of the spy museum? 2y
Ncostell @ReadingEnvy It had a lot of interesting exhibits including all sorts of gadgets that hid weapons or cameras and some nice exhibits on spying through the ages. It‘s not a really large museum and you can probably see most of it in a few hours. 2y
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KerriNTurner
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I love these little blue and gold editions!

Booksnchill Lovely! 2y
LeahBergen 😍😍😍 2y
rubyslippersreads You're making me want to buy more of these. 😄 2y
KerriNTurner @rubyslippersreads haha I think the same thing every time I see someone else's photos of these editions! 😄 2y
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Read4life
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Pickpick

I definitely think I enjoyed this because I listened to it on audio. It's narrated by David Tennant and that really made this book for me.
I'll stick with the movie and Dick VanDyke.

#LitsyPartyOfOne

IamIamIam WOAH... I feel stupid not knowing this existed but now I have to read it!!!! 2y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Bang bang chitty chitty bang bang we love youuuu 😁 2y
LisaJo This was one of my favorite movies from my childhood. And the children snatcher... scary. 2y
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Read4life
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I love this movie. More than Mary Poppins it's the reason I love Dick VanDyke. I've read this book forever ago.

I heard David Tennant's performance is fabulous (no surprise there) so I took advantage of the #audible sale. My daughter and I are going to listen to this for our next #MommySami buddy read. 💙💜🎧

Ms_T Great choice! 2y
LibrarianRyan Did u know there are sequels. 2 I think. Written 5-10 years ago with the permission of Flemings estate. (edited) 2y
Magpiegem The little boy from the movie version used to be my boss 😄 2y
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Read4life @LibrarianRyan Yeah. They're also apart of the audible sale. 2y
Read4life @Magpiegem That is so cool! 2y
Magpiegem Not so much @Read4life he's a really horrible man (typical failed child actor) 😬 2y
readinginthedark I love Dick Van Dyke because of Diagnosis Murder! 😂❤️ 2y
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GlitterGirl
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And for #AndItsAugust #Drive who better than James Bond and his bad ass driving and iconic cars?
Also how did I not know Ian Fleming wrote Chitty Chitty Bang Bang?
@RealLifeReading

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Lcsmcat
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My husband's well-loved copy of a title full of #onomatopoeia. #jubilantJuly @RealLifeReading

RealLifeReading Ah love the sight of a well-thumbed book 2y
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KerriNTurner
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#junetunz It's my song suggestion today, with #gold by Spandau Ballet! Here's a beautiful little collection of books I have with gold edged pages.

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KCorter
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My next #BuddyRead with the boys! All I had to do was mention "magic flying car", and they were sold. Which is lucky since I was sold ever since "read by David Tennant". ?
#RaisingReaders #audiobook #Hoopla

DGRachel David Tennant? Yes, please! 😂 3y
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 One of my favorite Musicals. 3y
mabell I was surprised by how very different the book and movie are. Practically alike in name only! 3y
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Dragon Now I'm singing the song from the movie. 😀 3y
KCorter @DGRachel Seriously! His narration is fantastic. I just found out that he does the narration for the How to Train Your Dragon series as well! 3y
KCorter @MrBook @mabell @Dragon It's one of my favorite musicals! I was shocked by the differences between them, but they are both charming. 😊 3y
KCorter @Dragon Same here! My boys have been obsessed with the musical ever since reading the book. The songs have been running through my head relentlessly. I'm not complaining though! 3y
tpixie Love book and musical!! It is a long movie- with an intermission! 3y
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Angeles
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Pickpick

This audio book is so much fun my son is insisting we buy it😜 We got it from the library and it made our road trip to NYC a delight. Who knew Ian Fleming was such a great children's writer? I have to say though, that the accents and zest of the artist reading this book are so much fun I think this makes it one of those books that are much better in audio.

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DzdnDstrctd
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"Some cars...You may find... become almost like persons!"
The most interesting thing about this book is that it was written by Ian Fleming! #planestrainsautomobiles #photoadaynov16 #bond #jamesbond

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