Monday, June 28, 2010

Book #21 - Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. FoxFantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl does not disappoint this Dahl fan. A short chapter book about Mr. Fox and his family, three farmers in pursuit of his thievery of their poultry, this is similar to Beatrix Potter's Adventures of Peter Rabbit.

Of course Mr. Fox attempts to outfox the farmers and is quite successful in his antics. True to Dahl's style, his stories delight both young and old alike. It's a perfect book for a young child to begin in reading chapter books, as the chapters are short, and the interest is high!

I read this book while putting up peas earlier Saturday afternoon. A perfect combination!


  1. I love Roald Dahl, and I haven't read this one. Guess who's driving to the library this afternoon!

    Have you seen the movie? I've heard good things.

  2. I have not seen the movie, but heard the children here talking about it, so felt compelled to check out a few of Dahl's books. I haven't read "The BFG" yet either.

  3. Funny, a new friend shared this book with me on Sunday. Guess I need to read it, eh?

    I've mentioned in some online venues that between my small town conservative school system and my parents my literary education certainly was lacking. Dahl is one author who never was taught in my town. I'm trying to catch up--definitely adding him to the list.