A gloriously inventive story of rip-roaring racing cars and chocolate milkshake by Jake Sparks for Egmont's red banana series. When Danny Crankshaft's inventor parents build him a racing car for his seventh birthday, he doesn't realise how much it will change his life. Because Monty is more than your average car. Not only does he run on chocolate milkshake instead of petrol, he can actually talk by revving his engine. But when Danny and Monty enter the Tooting Wallop Cup, they find themselves up against Hugo de Horrible - the nastiest man in town. Can Monty win the cup, or will Hugo's cheating ways let him lift the prize? Red bananas are chapter books for newly fluent readers, suitable for NC Level 3 readers. They are carefully designed illustrated books for both entertainment and education, supporting children's understanding of how to read longer books. Red bananas introduce similes and wordplay to encourage an understanding of more literary concepts.