Skip to main content

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

I have to admit that Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was one of my very favorite movies as a child. One day a few weeks ago, when I was at the library with my two kids, my older daughter came across this book. She wanted to read it because she also likes the movie, and I decided that I would also read it. The Pott family are a little unconventional. The father Caractacus is an inventor and adventurer. His children Jeremy and Jemima and his wife Mimsy, are also adventurers, and they enjoy the inventions that he makes. One of these inventions is a candy that can make flute noises as you are eating it. The family has previously been quite poor, but are able to sell the sweets and are given enough money to buy their first car. This isn't just any car, it's a famous race car, but it was in an accident and needs quite a lot of work. When Caractacus is finished, there are a good many of his newest inventions included, which will bring the family a lot of new adventures. I really enjoyed reading this book. It's only 150 pages, but the story is engaging. It's not exactly the same story as in the movie, but I thought the book was well worth reading. It was a quick read for me.

Don't forget to check out my giveaways page to enter the exciting giveaways going on right now!


Popular posts

Deseret Bookshelf Plus Review

I'm super excited to be able to tell you about Deseret Bookshelf's newest feature, Plus. I actually first heard about plus coming six months ago at Deseret Book's ladies night. I thought it sounded pretty great and now that I've tried it, I think it's even better than it sounded. It's basically a subscription that you add on top of the Deseret Bookshelf App. If you have Deseret Book's Platinum membership, you pay only $6.99 a month or $69 a year. If you don't it's $9.99 a month or $99 a year. Either way that's a really good deal for what you are going to be getting.

Here's the deal. With plus, you get to listen to all of their audiobooks...for FREE! Something I noticed on this is that you get to listen to even the newest books that are just barely in the store for FREE. I love this! Who has the time to run to the store to grab the book the very day it comes out? Not me, I'm too busy chasing kids around to do that!

Not to mention - have you…

SeaQuest Aquarium Giveaway

For this week's Friday Favorite (I's only Wednesday!) I want to tell you about something new that I got to try out just last week. It's the SeaQuest Aquarium located in the Layton Hills Mall in Layton. 

This is a pretty new thing, it actually just opened in November. It's new, it's beautiful and there really is nothing like it located in Davis County. And actually, the way that it's been set up there isn't a whole lot like it out there. You see, it's not just an aquarium, it's really an interactive experience. There are only a few exhibits in the whole aquarium that have animals in them that you can't/shouldn't interact with. Those exhibits have high walls on them so you really can't interact with them anyway. Everything else has low walls. You can touch, feed, examine pretty much anything you see here. That makes it so much more than an aquarium.

I love the way it's set up in areas. Each of the rooms has a different and fun …

Blog Tour - Sweet is the Work

About the book: Young Women serving as missionaries today are carrying on a noble legacy of faith and dedication that extends back to the early days of the Church. But who were the brave women who paved the way for modern-day sister missionaries? In Sweet Is the Work, author Breanna Olaveson delves into a previously unexplored history that demonstrates the unique ability of women to carry out the errand of angels. Discover the powerful experiences of twelve of the earliest sister missionaries, from the first single proselytizing women in 1898 to some of the well-known sisters in Church history who were themselves pioneering missionaries. The women highlighted in this volume demonstrate the valiant and noble history of sister missionaries in an account that is sure to inspire readers to boldly go forth to share the truths of the gospel.

My review: Here's another great non-fiction book for women to read! I was fascinated by the accounts of some of the first female missionaries includ…