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The Enormous Crocodile

The Enormous Crocodile
 

This crocodile has an enormous appetite and boasts that he is going to eat a nice juicy child for lunch. Fortunately for the children, the other animals in the jungle see through the crocodile's cunning disguises.

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ISBN 9780140503425
Published 24 April 1980 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Dahl, Roald
Illustrated by Blake, Quentin
Series Picture Puffin
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ISBN-13 9780140503425
ISBN-10 0140503420
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin Books
Publication Date 24 April 1980
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Dahl, Roald
Illustrated by Blake, Quentin
Series Picture Puffin
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
General Picture Books
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 204mm
Height: 264mm
Spine: 3mm
Weight 140g
Interest Age 5-8 years
Reading Age 5-8 years
Library of Congress Children's stories
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code Not specified

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This crocodile has an enormous appetite and boasts that he is going to eat a nice juicy child for lunch. Fortunately for the children, the other animals in the jungle see through the crocodile's cunning disguises.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

US Review I'm going to fill my hungry empty tummy/ With something yummy yummy yummy yummy!, So boasts the Enormous Crocodile, setting out in search of juicy little children to eat. But the crocodile makes the mistake of announcing his secret plans and clever tricks to Humpy-Rumpy the Hippopotamus, Trunky the Elephant, Muggle-Wump the Monkey, and the Roly-Poly Bird - all of whom denounce him as a horrid, greedy, grumptious brute, a foul and filthy fiend, and the like. And so, each time that the Enormous Crocodile seems about to succeed with his scheme, one of the other animals bursts in and warns the children away. It's an uninspired plot, right up to the typically Dahl retribution - Trunky sends the croc flying through the air until he crashes into the hot hot sun and is sizzled up like a sausage. It's also played out with typical Dahl gusto, which Blake makes a good show of enjoying - his crocodile's clever disguises are devilish fun. In all, a basic, teeth-baring rendition of the old yum-yum-squish-crunch number. (Kirkus Reviews)

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