professornana (professornana) wrote,

Worthy sequel

If all you know of Ian Fleming's CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG is the Disney movie, take some time to locate the book and give it a go. Then, dive into the sequel: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG FLIES AGAIN by Frank Cotrell Boyce (Candlewick Press 2012). When Mr. Tooting loses his job, he takes it as a good sign (ever the optimist is Dear Old Dad Tooting). Before long, he has refashioned the family camper van with a new engine. Off go the Tooting Family to see Paris, the Sphinx, and dinosaurs (Mr. Tooting permits each family member to select a destination on their journey). However, landing atop the Eiffel Tower was certainly NOT part of the plan. Yet, that is exactly where the Tootings find themselves. Why? That is part of the mystery and the adventure and the total fun that awaits readers who head off with the Tooting Family aboard Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The first book might have become a classic thanks to the Disney film. This book will win that status because it gives readers a completely wonderful and absorbing reading experience. <202>
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