"I never asked, in case it was a mistake," he said by telephone ahead of Tuesday's U.S. debut of his "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again," from Candlewick Press.
"It was a big day out to see that picture," he said. "There were lots of cousins and treats. I went for Cherry Lips, one of my favorite candies. Everybody gasped when the car went off the cliff and it was at that precise moment that the picture froze and the Intermission sign went on."