Parents' Guide to

Fantastic Mr. Fox

By Barbara Schultz, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Clever animals outwit farmers in funny, fantastical tale.

Book Roald Dahl Animals 1970
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Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 5+

Fantastic Mr Fox

We loved this book because it has a lot of adventure with animals in it. We really enjoyed when Mr Fox was clever enough to tunnel into the chicken houses and get some food. Mr Fox is funny, clever and truly fantastic! The other animal characters are all diggers who come along for the truly amazing ride. The villains are vile, mean, blighters and cruel and we enjoyed the fact they didn't get what they wanted. They show how important it is to eat healthily!! We would recommend this book to anyone who likes animals and adventures, no matter how old you are. 5-100+ Year 4, Ditchingham Primary Academy, UK
age 6+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (18 ):

This animal adventure by beloved author Roald Dahl is short and sweet, featuring mean bumbling villains (farmers Boggis, Bunce, and Bean) and a dashing hero in Mr. Fox. The story will charm readers with its devoted families of furry animals and a subterranean world full of other interesting creatures. There's also just enough suspense to make the story exciting. Young readers will root for the fox family and laugh at the farmers' lame moves. A bonus: Some editions of this short novel are packaged with more Dahl animal tales.

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