Raise your hand if you love Roald Dahl’s books! Oh yeah! He’s awesome! Matilda, The Witches, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, and The BFG are my favorites, but he’s written a bunch more too. A few have been made into movies, the most recent one being Fantastic Mr. Fox (rated PG) which comes out in theaters November 25.
Fantastic Mr Fox is about Mr. and Mrs. Fox who live an idyllic home life with their son Ash and visiting nephew Kristofferson. But, once a fox, always a fox, and after twelve years of quiet domesticity, Mr. Fox slips back into his old ways as a sneaky chicken thief. He gets himself and his family in trouble with the evil Farmers – Boggis, Bunce and Bean – who are determined to capture the audacious, fantastic Mr. Fox at any cost. In the end, he uses his natural instincts to save his family and friends.
I love how the moral of the story is to be cool with who you are. Being yourself is awesome! That seems to be a common thread in a lot of Roald Dahl’s books – people who are a little bit quirky or different end up being really cool and interesting. What do you think? Do you have a favorite Roald Dahl book? Let me know in the Comments.
— Sonja, STACKS Staffer
Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox
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