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The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl

The Enormous Crocodile (original 1978; edition 2009)

by Roald Dahl

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Title:The Enormous Crocodile
Authors:Roald Dahl
Info:Puffin (2009), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 32 pages
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The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl (1978)


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Dahl and Blake combine sublimely ( )
  expatscot | Aug 29, 2018 |
If you are looking for something to entertain the small ones in the car then this is it.
They are guaranteed to demand it be played again and again, journey after journey, until adults, at least, are sick of it.
We follow the enormous crocodile from the river to the jungle in his search for tasty morsels, small children, for lunch.

Stephen Fry's reading is superb. ( )
  smik | Feb 4, 2018 |
The illustrations sold me on this one- I love the one of the crocodile pretending to be a coconut tree, but the whole book is adorable. I don't often read kids books at my lofty age, but I can't say I've read all of Dahl's books without reading the kids' books too, and this one was fantastic. ( )
  JBarringer | Dec 30, 2017 |
Not my favorite Dahl, but still silly and fun. Charlie loved it. ( )
  scaifea | Sep 5, 2017 |
The Enormous Crocodile is a story about a very large crocodile who is very hungry and very greedy. He plans on eating a delicious, plump child for lunch and sets off through the woods to find some. He devises many plans and tricks to try and catch a child, but each is foiled by another animal he encountered in the jungle. This is a perfect example of a modern fantasy book. The author, Roald Dahl, is known. All of the animals that the reader encounters in the story talk to each other in a human and convincing way. The enormous crocodile is capable of coming up with plans to disguise himself and becomes many everyday objects to try and eat a child. This fantasy book would be a great one to read out loud to a group of students, probably in the third or fourth grade. ( )
  jbohall14 | Feb 10, 2016 |
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In the biggest, brownest, muddiest river in Africa, two crocodiles lay with their heads just above the water. One of the crocodiles was enormous. The other was not so big.
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With his "secret plans and clever tricks," the Enormous Crocodile desires to lunch not with but on a nice, juicy child. His croc companion, the Notsobig One, is the first to try to talk him out of his scheme, claiming children are no good to eat. "'Tough and chewy!' cried the Enormous Crocodile. 'Nasty and bitter! What awful tommyrot you talk! They are juicy and yummy!'" One jungle critter after another--from Trunky the elephant to Muggle-Wump the monkey to the Roly-Poly Bird--tries to prevent the Enormous Crocodile from carrying out his dastardly deed, but on he waddles toward the village. Unfortunately for him, the animals have a few secret plans and clever tricks up their furry sleeves, too!

This new storybook format of a fabulous Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake classic is destined to delight a whole new generation of young readers. The first collaborative effort of this picture-perfect creative match, The Enormous Crocodile's uniquely Dahl-esque dialogue and laugh-out-loud illustrations marked the beginning of a beautiful partnership. Some of their other creations include The Magic Finger and The BFG. Dahl is a master at giving readers a delectably sweet taste of vengeance. (Ages 6 to 10) --Emilie Coulter

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The enormous crocodile devises secret plans and a few clever tricks to secure his lunch only to have them foiled by his neighbors.

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Penguin Australia

5 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0141323752, 0141501766, 0141326840, 0141047917, 0141335874

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