Pssst...want to know a secret? Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang isn't any ordinary car. It can swim. And fly. It can even think for itself! Chitty's owners, the Pott family, love adventures. But they've never come across gangsters and explosions and secret underground lairs before! So when they find themselves in a desperate chase to stop the gangsters' evil plan, they know where to turn, Chitty to the rescue!
Ian Fleming (1908-1964) is best known as the creator of the world's most famous spy, James Bond. Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang, Fleming's only children's book, was written towards the end of his life for his young son, Caspar. It was first published in 1964 and was later turned into a much-loved film and, more recently, a successful stage production.