Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

Amber, who was 8 at the time, and I read this story back in August of 2008 and adored it. It was a joy to read. Before you go out and see the movie, please take the time to read this classic children’s book. To be honest, I’m a little leery of the movie, the ads remind me little of the actual story.

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.  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. In the end, Mr. Fox not only survives, but also helps the whole community of burrowing creatures live happily ever after.