Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Race Against Time
March 12, 2013
When the Tootings return to Zobrowski Terrace at the end of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again, they find that "home" is looking a lot like Jurassic Park. But this is no theme park — a very real and very hungry T. rex is charging them! Thanks to Dad’s inadvertent yanking of Chitty’s "Chronojuster" lever, the spirited car has ushered them back to prehistoric times, where the family (and especially Baby Harry) make a narrow escape. But Chitty has a mind of her own, and the Tootings will get an unexpected tour of exciting times and places from Prohibition-era New York (where Chitty wants to compete in the famous Prix d’Esmerelda’s Birthday Cake race) to the lost city of El Dorado and back again, with misadventures and surprise stowaways along the way. Get ready for a hilarious high-flying adventure, with celebrated author Frank Cottrell Boyce behind the wheel.
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Slightly goofy, British, pleasant time travel book that goes to some interesting time periods and captures them well. I like the nods not only to the book but to the movie. The illustrations are quite nice and add a lot. I like the multicultural aspect of the family, which is evident but not discussed. I'm curious to see what will happen when they find the Potts!
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