November 24, 2009

the fantastic mr. fox :: roald dahl

Title: The Fantastic Mr. Fox
Author: Roald Dahl
Published: Puffin, 2008

Read: November 2009; NYC
Format: trade paperback

Three greedy, mean-spirited farmers plot to take out the fantastic Mr. Fox the next time he emerges from his fox hole. All the while, beneath their very feet, a grand heist is being pulled off by the wily fox and his fellow hole-dwellers.

I don't have a lot to stay about this one. It's a children's book. There is no subtext, really. It's not written especially beautifully and it's not notably heartwarming. It's just a cute, entertaining adventure with fun characters and a colorful world.

A joyful caper; definitely worth the 30 or so minutes it takes to read.
4 out of 5 stars

1 comment:

  1. Ha I like the photo! It's punny. How goes it with The Shadow of the Wind?