Fantastic Mr. Fox Summary

Updated: 2/10/2017
Fantastic Mr. Fox Summary
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Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

Lesson Plans by Heidi Deck

Written by Roald Dahl, one of the greatest story tellers of all time, Fantastic Mr. Fox is a hilarious book that readers in Grades 2-5 will adore. Three horribly cruel, but also entertaining farmers are out for revenge against Mr. Fox, who has been stealing their livestock to provide for his wife and four baby foxes. Students will love to cheer on Mr. Fox and his family as he hatches a plan to outwit the farmers. This short, but delightful novel is full of rich vocabulary that will leave readers and teachers hungry for more. It is the perfect book to introduce young readers to Roald Dahl and all of his delightful works.


Fantastic Mr. Fox

Storyboard Description

Fantastic Mr Fox book by Roald Dahl - summary

Storyboard Text

  • BEGINNING
  • Well, my darling, what shall it be this time? A plump chicken from Boggis? A duck or a goose from Bunce? Or a nice turkey from Bean?
  • BEGINNING
  • We got the tail but we missed the fox!
  • Mr. Fox is carefree and steals from the farmers to provide for his family.
  • MIDDLE
  • Death to the fox!!
  • Boggis, Bunce, and Bean make a plan to kill the fox, but only shoot his tail off before he escapes.
  • MIDDLE
  • I have an idea. But it means more digging and we aren't strong enough!
  • Yes we are, Dad! We can do it!
  • The farmers decide to dig out Mr. Fox. The foxes dig for their lives!
  • The farmers decide to starve out the foxes. The foxes keep digging.
  • END
  • END
  • I, therefore, invite you all to stay with me here forever!
  • Mr. Fox’s plan finally works! They dig through to Boggis’ chicken house, Bunce’s Turkey farm, and Bean’s cider house. A feast is in store!
  • The animals celebrate and feast! The farmers are still waiting to this day.