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Tuesday 22 October 2013

Children's Week: Review: Fantastic Mr Fox

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I like listening to audio books because they make a picture of the book in your head. 

With this audio book from the library, I could read along with the book while I listened but sometimes I like just listening without the book too. I like the voices they do for the characters.

Fantastic Mr Fox is about a family of foxes. There are four fox children and two fox 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 three farmers called Boggis, Bunce and Bean. 

The three farmers are really mean and they try to catch the foxes and 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 audio book but little kids might need a grown-up there to help with the scary bits. I rate it 4 out of 5 cider bottles. (They like to drink apple cider in this book.)

- this review by Matilda, 7, WA. Matilda likes skipping (with skipping ropes), drawing portraits and writing poems. Sometimes she wins poetry prizes. She’s been writing book reviews for Alphabet Soup since 2011. Her favourite books are the Kumiko books by Briony Stewart.  

Title: Fantastic Mr Fox

Author: Roald Dahl 
Illustrator: Quentin Blake 
Publisher: BBC Audio Books, UK
Format: Audiobook read by Lionel Jeffries
ISBN: 9781408483770 
For Ages: 5+
Type: Junior Fiction