Fantastic Mr Fox (Puffin Modern Classics)

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9780141307534: Fantastic Mr Fox (Puffin Modern Classics)

Paperback. Pub Date: 2004 Pages: 112 Publisher: Puffin Classics Boggis Bunce and Bean are the the nastiest and meanest farmers you could meet - and they hate Mr Fox! They're determined to catch him and lie outside his hole. ready to shoot. starve or dig him out. Clever Mr Fox has other plans and manages to outwit the nasty farmers.

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Boggis, Bunce and Bean are the nastiest and meanest farmers you could meet - and they hate Mr Fox! They're determined to catch him and lie outside his hole, ready to shoot, starve or dig him out. Clever Mr Fox has other plans and manages to outwit the nasty farmers.

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In the tradition of The Adventures of Peter Rabbit, this is a "garden tale" of farmer versus vermin, or vice versa. The farmers in this case are a vaguely criminal team of three stooges: "Boggis and Bunce and Bean / One fat, one short, one lean. / These horrible crooks / So different in looks / Were nonetheless equally mean." Whatever their prowess as poultry farmers, within these pages their sole objective is the extermination of our hero--the noble, the clever, the Fantastic Mr. Fox. Our loyalties are defined from the start; after all, how could you cheer for a man named Bunce who eats his doughnuts stuffed with mashed goose livers? As one might expect, the farmers in this story come out smelling like...well, what farmers occasionally do smell like.

This early Roald Dahl adventure is great for reading aloud to three- to seven-year-olds, who will be delighted to hear that Mr. Fox keeps his family one step ahead of the obsessed farmers. When they try to dig him out, he digs faster; when they lay siege to his den, he tunnels to where the farmers least expect him--their own larders! In the end, Mr. Fox not only survives, but also helps the whole community of burrowing creatures live happily ever after. With his usual flourish, Dahl evokes a magical animal world that, as children, we always knew existed, had we only known where or how to look for it. (Great read aloud for any age; written at a 9- to 12-year-old reading level) --Amazon.com

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