I have 3 kids, and I read a lot of children's books. But I have never before seen fit to review one of them on Amazon...until now. This is the story of a flock of terrified fowl that rise up to beat their arch enemy - the foxes. I always think the sign of a great fantasy book is that it envelopes you in such a way that even ludicrous occurrences seem entirely possible. The final battle scene had me frantically turning the pages to see what would happen next - brilliant. Dick King-Smith writes with elegance I've rarely come across in a children's author before, perhaps even beating the great CS Lewis. As a result of his long, flowing sentences, my 6-year old found this book tough going though, even to listen to. Probably better read to a 8-9 year old, or perhaps for a 11-12 year old to tackle alone.