Sheesh, tough crowd today. No matter what you tell this guy, Mr. Fox never smiles. Never ever! His friends Roman and Harrison decide it’s high time someone sorted out this appalling state of affairs.
“We’ve been to the zoo!”
I’ve gotta say that I think “Big whoop” is one of the funniest phrases ever, although possibly less so when you’re on the receiving end – multiple times! Roman and Harrision are to be admired, their efforts double and triple until they are coming out with gems like, “I rode a dragon that I tamed with my mind… and a broken chair!” and “We walked to the moon on stilts made of cheese!” Every time, Mr. Fox cranks out yet another, “Big whoop.” Even worse, his big whoops’ are entirely free from exclamation marks, so he’s not even particularly enthusiastic in his disdain. Like I said, tough crowd.
Finally Roman and Harrision hit upon the one thing that breaks through to Mr. Fox, a sanglewich. Magnificent.
This book is just very very hilarious. I am now officially studying to become a Primary Teacher and Big whoop! is already in my bag ready for tomorrow when I am unleashed on an unsuspecting classroom. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Check out Big whoop! at Auckland Libraries.
Or buy Big whoop! from Fishpond.