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Fantastic Mr Fox

Fantastic Mr Fox
by Roald Dahl

Fantastic Mr Fox is the story of Mr Fox, his wife and their four cubs. Mr Fox regularly helps himself to chickens and ducks from three horrible farmers. One day, the farmers decide that they have had enough and try to dig out the Fox family. When that doesn't work, they wait for the Fox family to come out. What they don't know is that the family have dug their way right into the barns of the farmers and are helping themselves to chickens, vegetables and cider. The family meet lots of other animals along the way and share their feast with them.


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Hannah, the Brownie Book Club Editor, thinks this...

I remember reading Fantastic Mr Fox when I was a little girl and I loved reading it again for the Book Club. I see a lot of foxes where I live and I always think of them as horrible creatures, but reading this book makes me feel sorry for them. I just wish that the farmers could be nicer and help out the Fox family every now and again. I don't think I have ever read a Roald Dahl book that I don't like. This has to be one of my favourites - along with George's Marvellous Medicine and The BFG.

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Samiya, aged nine, thinks this...

I read Fantastic Mr Fox last year when our school made us write a review on one of his books for Roald Dahl day. I chose this book and got it from my local library. I wish that the farmers weren't so mean and let the Fox family have some chickens because the fox cubs sound so cute!

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Fran, aged eight, thinks this...

I read Fantastic Mr Fox a few months ago. I loved it. I do not really like reading but I love animal books so I got it and I read it loads now. I felt really sorry for Mr Fox and his family. The farmers are so mean but I loved the book.

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Amber, aged nine, thinks this...

I only read this book a few weeks ago and it was the best book I've ever read! I love the bit where the foxes are stealing all the food from the farmers! It's very funny! I wish the farmers at least let the foxes have a few chickens and hens! I thought it was funny when the farmers were digging into the foxes' den and getting no nearer to the foxes because the foxes were moving all the time! I think fox cubs are very cute!

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Lucy, aged ten, thinks this...

I read it at school and I thought the book was brilliant. I also thought that the baby foxes were really cute so were all of the other babies in the book. I like the part when they were under the ground and having a huge feast on the farmers' food and the farmers were going crazy about their food. I liked the book, it was fabulous.

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Rebecca, aged nine, thinks this...

I thought that Fantastic Mr Fox was a really great book. I really enjoyed it. But my favourite part about it was the end. (‘And so far as I know, they are still waiting.')

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Skye, aged nine, thinks this...

This book was great. The cubs were cute! But it was also sad and animals really do get treated like this. People around the world should be nice and help out animals and people. This all makes a great community!

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Alexandra, aged seven, thinks this...

I have just read Fantastic Mr Fox. It is my favourite story and I also listen to it on audio book every night at bedtime. My favourite part is when Mr Fox is getting all the food for the feast, the worst part is when Mr Fox's tail gets shot off.

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Holly, aged seven, thinks this...

In school we are learning about Roald Dahl. I love Fantastic Mr Fox, but Matilda comes second best. One thing I love about the book is that the fox is shown as a person, a clever man fighting for his, and his family's lives. I love the way Mr Fox outwitted the farmers, serves them right! They are mean and horrible and they deserved everything they got!

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