By Frank Cottrell Boyce
Candlewick Press, 2013
Everyone’s favorite flying car shifts into another dimension as the intrepid Tooting family zooms back and forth through time.
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.
This book was SO MUCH FUN. I love the sequels. I wasn't a big fan of the original, but probably because I loved the movie so much. Now I think I should go back and read it again.
This one was especially good because Chitty can travel through time. I KNOW! So good. This book PROVES that Chitty can do ANYTHING. In the next book, they're searching for the Potts family. I cannot wait for it to come out.