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Fantastic Mr. Fox is on the run! The three meanest farmers around are out to get him. Fat Boggis, squat Bunce, and skinny Bean have joined forces, and they have Mr. Fox and his family surrounded. What they don’t know is that they’re not dealing with just any fox–Mr. Fox would never surrender. But only the most fantastic plan ever can save him now.


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Fantastic Mr. Fox is on the run! The three meanest farmers around are out to get him. Fat Boggis, squat Bunce, and skinny Bean have joined forces, and they have Mr. Fox and his family surrounded. What they don’t know is that they’re not dealing with just any fox–Mr. Fox would never surrender. But only the most fantastic plan ever can save him now.

30 review for Der fantastische Mr. Fox

  1. 5 out of 5

    karen

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GREG!!! YOU ARE OLD!!!! EVEN OLDER THAN LAST YEAR! greg's birthday is today, so i am floating this now to remind you that you still have time to shower him with presents! it is greg's birthday!!! and as a treat for him, i am going to create a book review in which i use plenty of pictures of foxes!!! they are his favorite!! first, a sleepy fox: a grouchy fox: a defiant fox: a hide-y fox: fox and friends: bad fox: chilly fox: charming fox: suspicious fox: mischievous fox: meditating fox: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GREG!!! YOU ARE OLD!!!! EVEN OLDER THAN LAST YEAR! greg's birthday is today, so i am floating this now to remind you that you still have time to shower him with presents! it is greg's birthday!!! and as a treat for him, i am going to create a book review in which i use plenty of pictures of foxes!!! they are his favorite!! first, a sleepy fox: a grouchy fox: a defiant fox: a hide-y fox: fox and friends: bad fox: chilly fox: charming fox: suspicious fox: mischievous fox: meditating fox: super-orange fox: fox in a tube: smiling fox: stretchy fox: sharp-nailed fox: log-fox: hypnotic killer foxes: and just to keep this relevant: fantastic mr fox. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GREG!!! come to my blog!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Patrick

    My impressions in a single word: Meh. I recently read this to my little boy, and I have to admit I really didn't care for it. Don't get me wrong. It's not a *terrible* book. There's nothing hideously wrong with it. (See my review of Esio Trot, if you want to see me go off on a Dahl book I hated.) But there wasn't much right with it either. The simple fact was Mr. Fox was not, in fact, very fantastic. The plot centers around some farmers that try to kill Mr. Fox. They try to dig him out of his My impressions in a single word: Meh. I recently read this to my little boy, and I have to admit I really didn't care for it. Don't get me wrong. It's not a *terrible* book. There's nothing hideously wrong with it. (See my review of Esio Trot, if you want to see me go off on a Dahl book I hated.) But there wasn't much right with it either. The simple fact was Mr. Fox was not, in fact, very fantastic. The plot centers around some farmers that try to kill Mr. Fox. They try to dig him out of his hole. Fox's clever solution? Dig down so they can't reach him. But then the farmers dig *faster.* Fox's clever solution? They should dig away faster. Eventually they try to starve Mr. Fox and his family out of the hole. Fox's clever solution? Dig even farther and steal some food. And that's pretty much the whole book. (Spoiler alert.) I like my books to have some cleverness in them. If you have a book where the main character is a Fox, and people are going to praise him for being fantastic, he better... y'know... do something if not fantastic, then at least interesting. If your clever solution to *every* problem is "Dig more" you're kinda just phoning it in. Also some mild sexism in here. Nothing horrifying like in Esio Trot, but why read a meh book with mild sexism to your kids? There's better stuff out there. Much better.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Alex

    This book encourages stealing, underage drinking, and living in an underground bunker so you never have to face sunlight again. Recommended!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Miranda Reads

    Three stars for the questionable morals and implications for the animal society. Mr. Fox stole from local farmers for years and the farmers are fed up. They decide to wipe out the entire Fox family. These are talking animals - this is murder. Instead of trying to negotiate (or even work for a living), the Fox family makes a run for it and they end up endangering all the animal families that live in the hill, the Badgers, the Weasels, the Moles, the Rabbits, etc. Their homes and children are at Three stars for the questionable morals and implications for the animal society. Mr. Fox stole from local farmers for years and the farmers are fed up. They decide to wipe out the entire Fox family. These are talking animals - this is murder. Instead of trying to negotiate (or even work for a living), the Fox family makes a run for it and they end up endangering all the animal families that live in the hill, the Badgers, the Weasels, the Moles, the Rabbits, etc. Their homes and children are at risk. So, all the underground dwelling animals get together for a heist. They end up making permanent tunnels to and from the farmer's stores...and creating a completely underground town so they can always live and mooch off the farmers. Why was the solution to stealing .... more stealing? Now, in a world where all the animals can talk, think and reason, how can they justify feeding carrots to the Rabbit family while gnawing on the chickens and geese? Aren't rabbits and moles prey for foxes? I feel like their ideal society is shortly approaching their apocalypse... YouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat @miranda.reads Happy Reading!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ahmed Ejaz

    Fantastic Mr. Fox is an amazing book for children. Even I, myself, loved Mr. Fox. He is soo clever and determined. Mr. Fox steels food from three farms own by nasty owners. He steels to keep his family alive. But one day the owners finally decide to kill him once and for all. But Mr. Fox is too clever for them. His optimism is amazing. I love optimistic characters. I didn't wanna read it. Had to read it for my younger cousin's school work. Now I am happy that I read it. I highly recommend this Fantastic Mr. Fox is an amazing book for children. Even I, myself, loved Mr. Fox. He is soo clever and determined. Mr. Fox steels food from three farms own by nasty owners. He steels to keep his family alive. But one day the owners finally decide to kill him once and for all. But Mr. Fox is too clever for them. His optimism is amazing. I love optimistic characters. I didn't wanna read it. Had to read it for my younger cousin's school work. Now I am happy that I read it. I highly recommend this book to everyone. Especially children. August 4, 2017

  6. 5 out of 5

    Ahmad Sharabiani

    Fantastic Mr. Fox, Roald Dahl Fantastic Mr Fox is a children's novel written by British author Roald Dahl. It was published in 1970. The story revolves around an anthropomorphic, tricky, and clever fox named Mr. Fox who lives underground beside a tree with his wife and four children. In order to feed his family, he makes night visits to farms owned by three wicked, rude, cruel and dim-witted farmers named Boggis, Bunce and Bean and snatches away the livestock available on each man's farm. Tired Fantastic Mr. Fox, Roald Dahl Fantastic Mr Fox is a children's novel written by British author Roald Dahl. It was published in 1970. The story revolves around an anthropomorphic, tricky, and clever fox named Mr. Fox who lives underground beside a tree with his wife and four children. In order to feed his family, he makes night visits to farms owned by three wicked, rude, cruel and dim-witted farmers named Boggis, Bunce and Bean and snatches away the livestock available on each man's farm. Tired of being outsmarted by Mr. Fox, the farmers devise a plan to ambush him as he leaves his burrow, but they succeed only in shooting off his tail. The farmers then dig up the Foxes' burrow using spades and then excavators. The Foxes manage to escape by burrowing further beneath the earth to safety. The trio of farmers are ridiculed for their persistence but they refuse to give up and vow not to return to their farms until they have caught Mr. Fox. They then decide to surround Mr. Fox's hole and wait until he is hungry enough to come out. Cornered by their enemies, Mr. Fox and his family, and all the other underground creatures that lived around the hill, begin to starve. ... عنوانها: آقای روباه شگفت‌ انگیز؛ آقا روباه شگفت‌انگیز؛ آقای فاکس رویایی و داستان داروی حیرت‌ انگیز جرج و داستان کشیش نیبلزویک؛ جناب روباه شگفت‌انگیز؛ روباه حیله‌ گر؛ روباه زرنگ؛ روباه فوق‌العاده؛ نویسنده: رولد دال؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: روز پنجم ماه دسامبر سال 2010 میلادی عنوان: آقای روباه شگفت‌ انگیز؛ نویسنده: رولد دال؛ مترجم: محبوبه نجف‌خانی؛ تهران: افق، واحد کودک، کتابهای فندق‏‫، 1388؛ در 136 ص، مصور، شابک: 9789643695910؛ چاپ دوم 1390؛ چاپ سوم 1391؛ چاپ دیگر: تهران: نشر افق، کتابهای فندق‏‫، 1392؛ در 124 ص؛ چاپ ششم 1392؛ چاپ هفتم 1393؛ چاپ هشتم و نهم 1395؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان نروژی تبار بریتانیایی - سده 21 م عنوان: آقای فاکس رویایی و داستان داروی حیرت‌ انگیز جرج و داستان کشیش نیبلزویک؛ اثر: رولد دال؛ مترجم: علی هداوند؛تهران : کارگاه فیلم و گرافیک سپاس، ‏‫1393؛ در 212 ص؛ مصور؛ شابک: 9786006767260؛ عنوان: جناب روباه شگفت‌انگیز؛ نویسنده: رولد دال؛ تصویرگر: ک‍وئ‍ن‍ت‍ی‍ن‌ ب‍ل‍ی‍ک‌؛ مترجم: زهره کشاورزی؛ تهران : آبشن، ‏‫1393 (1394)؛ در 88 ص؛ شابک: 9786006260624؛ عنوان: روباه حیله‌ گر؛ نويسنده: رولد دال؛ تصویرگر: کوئنتین بلیک؛ مترجم: صديقه خداخواه؛ تهران: قیوم، اعجاز قلم‏‫، ‏‫1394؛ در 80 ص؛ شابک: 9786002102058؛ عنوان: آقا روباه شگفت‌انگیز؛ نویسنده: رولد دال؛ تصویرگر: کوئنتین بلیک؛ مترجم: الناز موسوی‌ میر‌کلایی؛ ویراستار: ابوذر مومنی‌ زاده؛ تهران: انتشارات بین‌المللی گاج، ‏‫1395؛ در 93 ص؛ مصور؛ شابک: 9786003592650؛ عنوان: روباه زرنگ؛ نوشته: رولد دال؛ مترجم: نسرین مهاجرانی؛ تهران: پیدایش‏‫، 1395؛ در 118 ص؛ مصور، رنگی؛ شابک: 9789643495558؛چاپ سوم 1386؛ چاپ چهارم 1389؛ چاپ پنجم 1395؛ عنوان: روباه فوق‌العاده؛ نویسنده: رولد دال؛ مترجم: مهناز ایلدرومی؛ تصویرگر: کوئنتین بلیک؛ تهران: نشر گل‌آذین‏‫، 1395؛ در 94 ص؛ شابک: 9786006414546؛ عنوان: آقای روباه شگفت انگیز؛ نویسنده: رولد دال؛ مترجم: زهره مستی؛ قم: نوید حکمت‏‫، 1398؛ در 102 ص؛ شابک: 9786008908593؛ عنوان: روباه خارق‌العاده؛ نویسنده: رولد دال؛ تصویگر: بلیک کوئنتین؛ مترجم: زهراسادات طباطبایی؛ ویراستار: فرشته میلادی؛ تهران: نشر نارنج‏‫، 1398؛ در 116 ص؛ شابک: 9786222280055؛ آقای روباه به همراه خانواده اش در همسایگی سه مزرعه دار زندگی میکند و برای سیر کردن شکم خانواده اش مرغها و غازهای آنها را شکار میکند. برای همین سه مزرعه دار دست به کار میشوند تا از شر آقای روباه خلاص شوند. اما آقای روباه «شگفت انگیز» هم بیکار نمینشیند و تلافی میکند. از این داستان انیمیشنی عروسکی نیز ساخته شده است. ا. شربیانی

  7. 5 out of 5

    Mayke (acozyliving)☕️

    Another lovely book by Roald Dahl, with the always beautiful illustrations by Quentin Blake.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Quirkyreader

    This short book was a laugh riot. Especially with the way Dahl described the human characters.

  9. 4 out of 5

    ✩ Ashley ✩

    4 Stars My first introduction to Mr. Fox occurred while heading up to 15,000ft sitting on the floor of a puddle-jumper, wondering when in hell I decided jumping out of an airplane might be the bravest or stupidest thing I’ve ever done in my entire life. I was psyching myself out that in mere moments the door would open and I would die. ...OR as the plan was, I would freefall for 60 seconds prior to my parachute successfully opening, float over Lake Taupo, and safely land back on solid ground ✩ 4 Stars ✩ My first introduction to Mr. Fox occurred while heading up to 15,000ft sitting on the floor of a puddle-jumper, wondering when in hell I decided jumping out of an airplane might be the bravest or stupidest thing I’ve ever done in my entire life. I was psyching myself out that in mere moments the door would open and I would die. ...OR as the plan was, I would freefall for 60 seconds prior to my parachute successfully opening, float over Lake Taupo, and safely land back on solid ground with everything intact—including my sanity. While still in that situation (mentally and physically), I was strapped to a crazy-blue-eyed-curly-haired-good-smelling-completely-attractive Kiwi who was on his “29th or so” jump of the day and the SOB had the audacity to read Fantastic Mr. Fox on my shoulder. I hadn’t decided if this was infuriatingly insulting or heartwarmingly calming when... The door opened ...and eight years later I finally read the little book that’s seared into memory, and it was, well, fantastic of course! True story? I’ll let you decide... but Mr. Fox’s story seems plausible enough ;)

  10. 5 out of 5

    Greg

    Mr. Fox steals food nightly from one of the three disgusting and gluttonous farmers who have more then they need. The farmers get mad and set out to kill Mr. Fox. They have a hard time catching him, they destroy the earth trying to get him out of his hole, they waste many man-hours by making their workers surround the woods with weapons and ultimately Mr. Fox with the help of other underground animals find another way into the farms and go about their stealing in peace while the farmers sit Mr. Fox steals food nightly from one of the three disgusting and gluttonous farmers who have more then they need. The farmers get mad and set out to kill Mr. Fox. They have a hard time catching him, they destroy the earth trying to get him out of his hole, they waste many man-hours by making their workers surround the woods with weapons and ultimately Mr. Fox with the help of other underground animals find another way into the farms and go about their stealing in peace while the farmers sit endlessly waiting to kill the fox and any other animals that pop up from the ground. This book teaches you that stealing is ok, as long as it is done against evil and wicked people. That's a fine message and one that kids probably won't be exposed to for the first time by reading this book. Basically Robin Hood is that message too, although this seems a little bit more anarchic in it's presentation, maybe it's the drawings, or all the fun the fox has in stealing that makes it seem like a revolution going on that you can dance to. But is it ok to tell kids that stealing is alright? Yes it is. Children will be taught eventually in school that stealing is perfectly fine, but they will be taught it under the more civilized and devastating guise of capitalism, the rights of corporations over people and the other legalized theft that our society holds up as the makings of success. But am I saying that kids should go out and steal? No they shouldn't. First because most of them are really bad at it and if you are bad at stealing you will get caught, or at least noticed and that's not a good thing. Second because stealing for the sake of stealing isn't good. Stealing can be political and it can be used as a very very weak brick against the wall of capitalism (but really it's more like throwing a feather into a tornado, it's not going to do shit), but it can also just be selfish and unnecessary. I was going to write more, but I'm running out of time before I goto work and see if I can spy any shoplifters, who I will try to have get caught because a) they make my life more difficult, in that I need to then remember what books have numbers off so they can be ordered manually, and a.2) mean that it gives reason for me to get yelled at by some idiot who can't understand just because the computer says we have something doesn't mean we really do (we don't have computers that know when someone has stolen something without our noticing it). And b) because the publishing industry has enough problems right now with money, and it's not as if books aren't available for free at libraries. Go there and get the book for free and read it, B&N might be an big corporation, but as Ralph Nader said, (not an exact quote) "they sell books, and books are a good thing". So if you're going to go steal, go to some Wal-Mart or something, but watch out they have a wall of video screens in the back room with a small army watching them, just waiting to see you pocket some of their items.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Calista

    I am a huge Roald Dahl fan. I love foxes and I loved having a main character that is a fox. It is such a snappy and witty book. This is a great one and I think the movie was wonderful as well. Roald does well on screen. Of course the fox will win.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Trish

    This morning two new Roald Dahl books arrived and this one was an instant must-read. From a young age on I always adored stories about forest animals (which is why it's even more incomprehensible and outrageous that I have missed out on such a classic until now)! The book is very thin but the story inside is full of wit, fun and excitement! Roald Dahl tells the story of Mr. Fox, his wife and children and their tranquil life. However, there are 3 farmers with very bad intentions and since Mr. Fox This morning two new Roald Dahl books arrived and this one was an instant must-read. From a young age on I always adored stories about forest animals (which is why it's even more incomprehensible and outrageous that I have missed out on such a classic until now)! The book is very thin but the story inside is full of wit, fun and excitement! Roald Dahl tells the story of Mr. Fox, his wife and children and their tranquil life. However, there are 3 farmers with very bad intentions and since Mr. Fox is trying to save his family, he must be very clever indeed and come up with a fantastic plan - which he does. The story unfolds in a very thrilling way (not too bloody though, clearly because it's meant for smaller children too) and the author managed to put some moral concepts even in here (in this case it's about stealing and catch & release). What I especially love is that the author shows a clever fox but not a malicious one. His characterization is entirely amiable (which is not always the case with stories about foxes). As with the other volumes, this one also features lots and lots of illustrations by Quentin Blake and I think they will never lose their magic. So if the three farmers haven't died, they are still waiting! *lol*

  13. 4 out of 5

    James

    Roald Dahl at his best - an oft overlooked story (at least until the film adaptation) this is lots of fun. A great story by Dahl with the usual wonderful accompanying illustrations by Quentin Blake. Not to be missed.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Holden

    This is such a cute little book! A quick, funny and very enjoyable read. Highly recommend it if you want to dive back into your childhood for an hour or so. Roald Dahl is famous for a reason!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Dannii Elle

    Still reminiscing my childhood in 2019 and not regretting a thing.

  16. 5 out of 5

    C.G. Drews

    I assume you're supposed to read these when you're...eight? Or ten? BUT WHATEVER. I read all of the Roald Dahl books when I was 14-15 and this is the only one I could never find. So now I have consumed it and I feel like my life is very complete with Roald Dahlness. (Plus I had seen the movie years ago. There is a lot more in the movie than in the book. I definitely saw Mr. Fox as George Clooney though. Just sayin'.) Aaaanyway. This is not my favourite Roald Dahl book (I'll always pick Matilda or I assume you're supposed to read these when you're...eight? Or ten? BUT WHATEVER. I read all of the Roald Dahl books when I was 14-15 and this is the only one I could never find. So now I have consumed it and I feel like my life is very complete with Roald Dahlness. (Plus I had seen the movie years ago. There is a lot more in the movie than in the book. I definitely saw Mr. Fox as George Clooney though. Just sayin'.) Aaaanyway. This is not my favourite Roald Dahl book (I'll always pick Matilda or Danny the Champion of the World, I think.) But I quite enjoyed the illustrations and I can't WAIT until my nephew is old enough to appreciate these kinds of books. What's the moral of the story though? "Farmers are stupid"? or "don't think you can outsmart a fox"? or probably "WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY". <-- I believe it's that one.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jason Koivu

    Delightful! Though I do feel bad for the chickens, ducks and geese.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Kerri

    Another enjoyable Roald Dahl book! He's easily one of my favourite authors. I do have to say though, that this is one of those cases where I prefer the film version -- I adore Wes Anderson, and I loved his take on this story.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Mariah Roze

    I am still in the year of reading Roald Dahl. My goal is to read every Roald Dahl book, that I can get my hands on in 2017. I also have a book buddy who is doing it with me! This is not my favorite book by Roald Dahl... "Fantastic Mr. Fox is on the run! The three meanest farmers around are out to get him. Fat Boggis, squat Bunce, and skinny Bean have joined forces, and they have Mr. Fox and his family surrounded. What they don’t know is that they’re not dealing with just any fox–Mr. Fox would I am still in the year of reading Roald Dahl. My goal is to read every Roald Dahl book, that I can get my hands on in 2017. I also have a book buddy who is doing it with me! This is not my favorite book by Roald Dahl... "Fantastic Mr. Fox is on the run! The three meanest farmers around are out to get him. Fat Boggis, squat Bunce, and skinny Bean have joined forces, and they have Mr. Fox and his family surrounded. What they don’t know is that they’re not dealing with just any fox–Mr. Fox would never surrender. But only the most fantastic plan ever can save him now."

  20. 5 out of 5

    Salymar

    “I understand what you're saying, and your comments are valuable, but I'm gonna ignore your advice.” ― Roald Dahl, Fantastic Mr. Fox This short story reminded me of the The Three little pigs. The three little pigs here in the story are the farmers except that they are dumber, clumsier and stinkier. haha!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Ferdy

    Loved it, mostly because of the nostalgia but even with that it was still a really fun read.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Kali Wade

    Just needed a taste of childhood again :)

  23. 4 out of 5

    ☽¸¸.I am¸¸.•*¨ The ¸¸.•*¨*Phoenix¨*•♫♪ ☾

    “ The finest and fattest ducks and geese, plucked and ready for roasting! And up above, dangling from the rafters, there must have been at least a hundred smoked hams and fifty sides of bacon!” While in the process of reading or re-reading Roal Dahl's wonderful works, this is the first book which doesn't agree with my taste. The interesting thing is that I remember watching the movie and not liking it either. It must be that something about this story, or maybe about Mr. Fox as a character, just “ The finest and fattest ducks and geese, plucked and ready for roasting! And up above, dangling from the rafters, there must have been at least a hundred smoked hams and fifty sides of bacon!” While in the process of reading or re-reading Roal Dahl's wonderful works, this is the first book which doesn't agree with my taste. The interesting thing is that I remember watching the movie and not liking it either. It must be that something about this story, or maybe about Mr. Fox as a character, just isn't for me. Or maybe it's the fact that the message of this book (a kids' book!!!), if put in a few words, is this: if you want to succeed in life and become a fantastic fox/being, just steal, insult people, and drink underage! A recipe for success. I guess...? 🤔

  24. 5 out of 5

    Stacey (prettybooks)

    This is a short blogpost taken from Thoughts on Roald Dahl: The BFG, The Witches & Fantastic Mr. Fox. I wasn't sure why, but Fantastic Mr. Fox felt the most festive to me, so I thought it'd be appropriate as my sixth Roald Dahl read. Now that I've read it, it's a little festive (gathering together with friends for a celebratory meal), but it's most likely because the film adaptation seems to always be on around Christmas – and now I cannot wait to watch it. Fantastic Mr. Fox is a charming, This is a short blogpost taken from Thoughts on Roald Dahl: The BFG, The Witches & Fantastic Mr. Fox. I wasn't sure why, but Fantastic Mr. Fox felt the most festive to me, so I thought it'd be appropriate as my sixth Roald Dahl read. Now that I've read it, it's a little festive (gathering together with friends for a celebratory meal), but it's most likely because the film adaptation seems to always be on around Christmas – and now I cannot wait to watch it. Fantastic Mr. Fox is a charming, quick little read; a much less gruesome Watership Down. When three nasty men (Bean, Boggis and Bunce) put the home and lives of Mr. Fox, Mrs Fox and their four Small Foxes at risk, he comes up with an ingenious, masterful plan. It's full of smart characters – I loved the adorable four Small Foxes and their courageous determination – and it's also the first Roald Dahl book I've read, I'd say, with an obvious underlying moral message. Mr. Fox looked at the four Small Foxes and he smiled. What fine children I have, he thought. They are starving to death and they haven't had a drink for three days, but they are still undefeated. I must not let them down. I also reviewed this book over on Pretty Books.

  25. 5 out of 5

    belle ✨(bookishlybelle)

    5/5 stars this is probably my favorite roald dahl book, and if you haven't read it, i'd highly recommend it! it's funny, fast paced, and the descriptions of food will make your mouth water! such a classic.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Christopher

    There just aren't enough books for children that glorify stealing and drinking.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Yoda

    So adorable. I really need to read more childrens books they are so cute. I havent really read anything buy Roald Dahl before so I need to catch up now. So adorable. I really need to read more childrens books they are so cute. I haven´t really read anything buy Roald Dahl before so I need to catch up now.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Franci

    A lovely story by a master. My expectations were maybe a little too high. It was entertaining and fun, it just wasn't one of my favourites.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Karla

    Even though Roald Dahl is one of my absolute favorite childhood authors, there are some titles that I've never read. This was one was absolutely fantastic. Sure, it promotes stealing, but only from bad guys. Like another review notes, so does Robin Hood. But what I thought was illustrated so vividly here is that the three nasty farmers become obsessed with killing Mr. Fox for stealing their poultry, losing all perspective and sense of proportion. So much so that they take steam shovels to an Even though Roald Dahl is one of my absolute favorite childhood authors, there are some titles that I've never read. This was one was absolutely fantastic. Sure, it promotes stealing, but only from bad guys. Like another review notes, so does Robin Hood. But what I thought was illustrated so vividly here is that the three nasty farmers become obsessed with killing Mr. Fox for stealing their poultry, losing all perspective and sense of proportion. So much so that they take steam shovels to an entire hill as they try to out-dig Mr. Fox and his family, who are staying barely ahead of them by digging the other way. Starving and hounded and knowing that they're going to be gleefully shot and ripped to shreds if they get caught, the reader can't help but root for the poor little critters who just want to eat. I was reminded of a local in my town who shot a fox that killed one of his free range chickens. Well, fucktard, put them in an enclosed yard. Don't blame the fox for taking what was being served him on a platter. Unless you just wanted an excuse to kill something. (Bingo.) Yeah, the "some humans are cruel, murderous thugs who deserve to be outwitted" moral really resonated with me. I've lost a few chickens to a hawk and terminal fright from a fox attack, but I've never blamed the predators. If anything, I've felt guilty that I didn't protect them completely. The audiobook narrated by Martin Jarvis was awesome from start to finish. His variety of voices was distinct and hilarious.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Chaymâa

    While I was reading Fantastic Mr. Fox, I had in mind three colorful bubbles (yes, sometimes I like to tease my ideas): 1. Roald Dahl is amazing. 2. Mr. Fox is indeed Fantastic! 3. And this stupid yet hilarious song: Seriously Chaymâa?! Well, as Roald Dahl said in this book : I understand what you're saying, and your comments are valuable, but I'm gonna ignore your advice.

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