Thursday, August 12, 2021

Books from the Backlog - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Over the Moon

Today I'm linking up with Carole from Carole's Random Life of Books for Books from the Backlog.  I really enjoy the chance to feature a book that's been hiding in the piles of books for far too long!

Goodreads:  Chitty Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Over the Moon by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Blurb:  The Tootings are stuck in 1966! Somebody’s stolen Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and left them behind. But that’s not their biggest problem. Their biggest problem is that Little Harry’s been kidnapped by whoever stole their magical car. There’s only one solution: the Tootings must find the Potts — the family that originally built Chitty. Sharing their combined knowledge of how Chitty works, the families may stand a chance of rescuing Little Harry and finding the most brilliant car in the world. But a fiendish criminal has different plans, ones that involve flying Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to the moon and putting an explosive scheme into action.

Why It Needs to Come Off the Shelf:   This is the fourth book in the series - the first is written by Ian Fleming (ie James Bond) and the other three by Frank Cottrell Boyce.  I adored the first much more straightforward one (that is NOTHING like the movie) but also appreciate the more off the wall sequels.  I'm looking forward to seeing just what kind of trouble the Tooting family gets into next - and how they get out it!


  1. I didn't even know there was a series of books for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Sounds like a load of fun and some mystery.

  2. I read the original as a kid, but had no idea there were sequels. Hope you enjoy this one.

  3. I did not know that Ian Fleming wrote Chitty Chitty Bang Bang... You learn something new every day!

    Seems like a fun series to enjoy with Will. I've never read it and don't think Elza will think I'm funny if I read it to her.

    Hope you had a good week Katherine!

    Elza Reads

  4. I've never read the first book and didn't know this was a series; it does look entertaining.

  5. I saw the movie when I was a kid but didn't realize it's part of a series!

  6. I need to read the first one, at least. 📚