Van Dyke's charming as a daydreaming inventor who fixes up an old jalopy and, with the vivid imaginations of his two children and a lady friend, it is transformed into a flying, floating wonder car that carries them to a magical kingdom. Inspired by an Ian Fleming idea.
A widowed inventor saves a racing automobile from destruction, after which the car mysteriously develops magical powers.
"...There's more here than gears-and-gadget love..." 11/28/2003 p.106
"...This is a psychedelic fairytale, coated in chocolate and tied up in a bright purple bow..." 12/01/2003 p.125