Okay, so here's to show just how much I don't know about pop culture. Ian Fleming is the writer of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang- probably one of the most winsomely written british adventure books I've read in a long time - this I knew (as his name is on the front page). What I didn't know (until I googled Ian Fleming today) was that he is the creater of James Bond.
I'm not a James Bond fan - never read the books and didn't think much of the movies - but after reading Chitty Chitty Bang Bang I have got to get my hands on Casino Royale! I completely love his style. No doubt how he writes for adults and how he writes for children won't be the same but I am curious. Quite curious.
I am in love with Ian Fleming's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. It is NOTHING like the Disney movie - it is much better. He speaks directly to the reader, which is a style I am personally trying to perfect in my own writing - and he does it with such masterful charm. It is a brilliant read-aloud book and has earned it's place in our family library's keeper pile.