Book Club - Fantastic Mr Fox


"Fantastic Mr Fox" is an exciting story of bravery & courage. A classic tale of good versus evil. Pick up your copy today. Read chapter one & have some clever fun with our activities. Happy, active & creative reading!

Chapter One: The Three Farmers In chapter one we meet three of the most ugly, revolting & disgusting characters ever!!!

The three farmers:

  • Boggis

  • Bunce

  • Bean

"All three of them were about as nasty & mean as any men you could meet."

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Roald Dahl had such fun describing them & we have so much fun reading about them! Boggis, Bunce & Bean are ...

  • the bad guys

  • the villains

  • the antagonists

Writers use all kinds of horrible and mean words to describe horrible & mean characters. PLEASE REMEMBER- We rarely use these words in real life because they can hurt peoples' feelings.

The children sing this song about the three mean farmers.

"Boggis and Bunce and Bean

One fat, one short, one lean.

These horrible crooks

So different in looks

Were none the less equally mean."

Questions

  1. Which farmer is fat?

  2. Which farmer is short?

  3. Which farmer is lean?

  4. What is a "crook"?

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Let's learn some new words which mean the same (or almost the same) as

FAT SHORT & LEAN.

Words which mean the same (or almost the same) as each other are called SYNONYMS.

Here are some synonyms for SHORT FAT & LEAN.

  • Circle the synonyms for fat in red

  • Circle the synonyms for short in blue

  • Circle the synonyms for lean in green

  • Add some of your own

Writers often choose different synonyms for good or bad characters. E.g Boggis is fat whereas Father Christmas is plump & cuddly!

  • Look at the synonyms for FAT

  • Which synonyms would you use to describe the nasty Boggis?

  • Circle them in red

  • Which synonyms would you use to describe Father Christmas?

  • Circle them in blue

  • Add your own

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Here are some synonyms to describe a short character like the horrid Bunce or a cute little Elf!

  • Look at the synonyms for SHORT

  • Which synonyms would you use to describe the revolting Bunce?

  • Circle them in red

  • Which synonyms would you use to describe a short & kind elf?

  • Circle them in blue

  • Add your own

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Here are some synonyms to describe a lean looking character. A lean character is usually tall & thin. A lean looking character can be good or bad.

  • Look at the synonyms for LEAN

  • Which synonyms would you use to describe the mean Bean?

  • Circle them in red

  • Which synonyms would you use to describe a lean, beautiful & kind fairy?

  • Circle them in blue

  • Add your own

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Questions

  1. Why do you think Roald Dahl chose the word LEAN to describe Bean?

  2. Which farmer do you think is the scariest & why?

  3. Which farmer do you think is the ugliest & why?

  4. Which farmer do you think is the most revolting & why?

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  • Choose one of the farmers

  • Draw him

  • Write a funny little song about him

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Teach your friends & family your song!

That was fantastic! We can't wait until Chapter Two!

Please contact us with your questions or if you would like to book a lesson with us.

Have a great week!

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Thank you for reading!

Brigid

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