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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 9780141311524
Barcode 9780141311524
Published 20 May 2003 by Penguin
Format Paperback, New edition
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Author(s) By Dahl, Roald
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ISBN-13 9780141311524
ISBN-10 0141311525
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 20 May 2003
International Publication Date 30 August 2001
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Dahl, Roald
Illustrated by Blake, Quentin
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
General Picture Books
Animal Stories
Number of Pages 64
Dimensions Width: 131mm
Height: 199mm
Spine: 5mm
Weight 122g
Interest Age 0-5 years
Reading Age 0-5 years
Library of Congress Crocodiles, Juvenile fiction
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 30659

Description of this Book

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

UK Review When the meanest croc in the jungle hatches a plan to eat a tasty city kid he foolishly reveals his plot to the other animals. A great yarn for budding readers. (4 yrs +) (Kirkus UK)
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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Author's Bio

Roald Dahl was a spy, ace fighter pilot, chocolate historian and medical inventor. He was also the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG and many more brilliant stories. He remains THE WORLD'S NUMBER ONE STORYTELLER. Quentin Blake has illustrated more than three hundred books and was Roald Dahl's favourite illustrator. In 1980 he won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. In 1999 he became the first ever Children's Laureate and in 2013 he was knighted for services to illustration.

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