Tuesday, May 25, 2010
28th May Ian Fleming (1908 - 1964)
I know what you are thinking, Ian fleming was not a children's author. That is true, if you are thinking James Bond, but he is also the author of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, a story he wrote for his son, Caspar in 1964, and if you read the John Burningham illustrated version of this book it is definitely a book for children. This book is in my library and it is borrowed by parents who serialise it over several nights and the illustrations keep the children interested. If you can't come at reading the book, revisit the 1968 movie which has a script written by Roald Dahl. I remember going to a theatre as a child to see it. A rare treat then!