Family Fun Adventure Films and Action Stories
August 07, 2012
Ian Fleming's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Fleming
Love the book! The Disney movie is not entirely like the book. I grew up loving the musical with Dick Van Dike, and I was thrilled to have found the book. When I started to read the book, I was disappointed with Disney. I enjoyed the book version more than the Disney movie; however, I still enjoy singing the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang song from the musical. I would like to ask the makers of the film why the book version was not good enough for film.
Other popular family book/movie adventures you might enjoy: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Mary Poppins.
Roadwork by Sally Sutton
Roadwork reminded me a lot of Smash! Crash! It had a lot of action words, and it was exciting to read, truly a fun book to read aloud. I don’t know a kid that doesn’t like heavy machinery or heavy equipment. I wish I could read this book to the folks doing construction in my neighborhood, and perhaps our construction would be complete.
Other books you might enjoy: Smash! Crash! and Trucks Line Up by Jon Scieszka