A wily fox is on the run. Three mean farmers are out to get him, for the fox has been stealing from their farms with impunity. They succeed in trapping the fox family in their underground hole. The fox needs to quickly come up with a plan to outwit the farmers and save his family and other animals. A fantastic plan, that is, for the farmers are armed with guns and machines, and have murder on their minds.
Remind me of the ditty again...
Here you go.
'Boggis and Bunce and Bean
One fat, one short, one lean.
These horrible crooks
So different in looks
Were none the less equally mean.'
How is the art?
Delightful. Here is Farmer Boggis, enormously fat, dining on chickens smothered with dumplings. Here is Farmer Bean, thin as a pencil, quaffing apple cider. And here is Mr. Fox, neck scarf tied at a jaunty angle, dancing for joy as he digs his way into Boggis's chicken house. Quentin Blake is a master cartoonist. Comic and chaotic, his art is the perfect accompaniment to Roald Dahl's zany tale.