1. Which three characters in the text are introduced on its very first page?
The three farmers Boggis, Bunce, and Bean are introduced on the very first page of the novel. They are said to be nasty, mean, and very rich.
2. What form of poetry or song is featured in Chapter 1 of the text and what are its contents?
The first chapter of Fantastic Mr. Fox introduces a rhyme that local children sing when they see Boggis, Bunce, or Bean. The song refers to the fact that one of the farmers is plump, one of the farmers is slender, and one of the farmers is short. The song also says that while the three farmers look different from one another, they are "equally mean" (5).
3. What product(s) does each of the three farmers Boggis, Bunce, and Bean produce on each of their farms?
Boggis is a chicken farmer who keeps "thousands" (2) of chickens. Bunce is a duck and goose farmer, while Bean is said to be a "turkey-and-apple farmer" (3).
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