Fantastic Mr. Fox / Roald Dahl : 3 of 5
This is the shortest Roald Dahl book I've read so far, but it was still just as enjoyable. It seems like it should be part of a collection of stories rather than its own book, or maybe it was intended for younger readers with shorter attention spans. The story is really cute, following a sly fox trying to protect himself and his family from three mean (and totally bizarre) farmers who will stop at nothing to see him dead. He uses his wits to dig deep underground and joins up with other creatures who live there - gophers, badgers, and rabbits. They join together to devise a plan so they can survive underground as long as they want - at the expense of their enemies, of course! The storytelling is masterful as always, but I think I like to read about people more than animals.