Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A Fantastic Fox

Fantastic Mr. FoxFantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When the brutish Boggis, Bunce, and Bean decide to kill Mr. Fox and his family, the fantastic fox faces sure starvation if his wits aren't wily enough.

Nasty people are truly nasty in Dahl's books, and the three farmers are no exception: Bean is deaf because "his earholes were clogged with all kinds of muck and wax and bits of chewing-gum and dead flies and stuff like that." (Although my favorite Dahl villains are the Twits!) Quentin Blake lends his usual marvelous illustrations to complete the story.

If you've never read a book by Roald Dahl, you're missing out! If you love silliness on par with Shel Silverstein's poetry, Beverly Cleary's Beezus and Ramona or Betty MacDonald's Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, you'll love every one of Roald Dahl's children's books.

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