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Book review: Fantastic Mr Fox

Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl (audiobook), read by Lionel Jeffries, BBC Audiobooks UK, ISBN 9781408483770

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Matilda borrowed this audiobook from her local library.

I like listening to audiobooks because they make you have an idea of the picture in your head. With this audiobook I could read along with the book while I listened but sometimes I just like listening without the book. I like the voices they have for the characters.

Fantastic Mr Fox is about a family of 6 foxes (4 children and 2 adults). Mr Fox has a very clever brain and every night he makes sure the wind is blowing towards him so he can go out and steal some dinner from the 3 farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean. The 3 farmers are really mean and they try to catch the foxes because they want to shoot them. I like this story because it’s exciting and the foxes can dig faster than any other animal.

Most kids from 5 and up would love this book but little kids might need a grownup there to help with the scary bits.

I give it 4 out of 5 stars.

Matilda is one of our regular book reviewers. Her most recent review (if you don’t count this one) was of  Pearl Verses the World. If YOU would like to send us a book review, check out our submission guidelines. Happy reading!

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Duncraig Primary School (in WA) has sent us some year 5 students’ book reviews.* We’ll be posting two reviews a day for the next 5 days so stay tuned!

Fantastic Mr Fox, by Roald Dahl. ISBN: 9780141322650, Penguin Books Ltd.

"Fantastic Mr Fox"Reviewed by Cade, age 11, Duncraig Primary.

This book has everything: excitement, thrills, brave young foxes, three very mean farmers and a fantastic Mr Fox. Can the foxes survive when they are forced to starve? If they dare to leave their underground burrow they will risk being shot at by the mean farmers. Does Mr Fox deserve to be shot at just because he is trying to feed his family? Mr Fox steals his food from the farmers, Boggis, Bunce and Bean, and this is why he is being hunted down and the farmers want to kill him. Boggis is a chicken farmer, Bunce is a duck and goose farmer and Bean is a turkey and apple farmer.

This book makes you feel like you’re right there with the characters. What I also liked about this book is that you have no clue of what’s about to happen next. Roald Dahl has a lot of books but I loved this book most of all of his books. At the end it tells you about the other books he has written.

This is a great book that is recommended for all ages. So find a friend and read to the end!


*Duncraig Primary is a member of our Undercover Readers Club. Books reviewed here are the students’ own.

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