“Never say ‘no’ to adventures. Always say ‘yes,’ otherwise you’ll lead a very dull life.”
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a fun and magical tale readers of all ages will enjoy. Written by James Bond creator Ian Fleming, the book has plenty of action and intrigue (all family-friendly). Fleming’s enthusiasm for the Potts family and their extraordinary car is contagious and I couldn’t help smiling as the group found themselves on several exciting adventures. I was particularly impressed by the clever Potts twins and how they worked together to save the day. The book has several darling illustrations and there’s even a recipe that ties into the plot. Chitty would be a perfect book to read aloud to the whole family, so pick up a copy of this well-loved classic!
Violence/Gore: Verbal threats; a scene of fantasy violence (a magical car hits a character with its mudguards); an explosion destroys property; characters are shot at but not hit.
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Alcohol / Drug Use:
Adults are presented with cigarettes.