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The Enormous Crocodile

The Enormous Crocodile
 

The enormous crocodile wants to eat a nice juicy child for lunch today and decides to leave the river to find one. This title was Roald Dahl's first ever collaboration with Quentin Blake.

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ISBN 9780224015790
Published 1 October 1978 by Random House
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Dahl, Roald
Illustrated by Blake, Quentin
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ISBN-13 9780224015790
ISBN-10 0224015796
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Random House
Imprint Jonathan Cape Ltd
Publication Date 1 October 1978
International Publication Date 24 August 1978
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Dahl, Roald
Illustrated by Blake, Quentin
Category General Picture Books
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 212mm
Height: 272mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 378g
Interest Age 7-9 years
Reading Age 7-9 years
Library of Congress Children's stories
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

The enormous crocodile wants to eat a nice juicy child for lunch today and decides to leave the river to find one. This title was Roald Dahl's first ever collaboration with Quentin Blake.

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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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Author's Bio

Roald Dahl (Author) The son of Norwegian parents, Roald Dahl was born in Wales in 1916 and educated at Repton. He was a fighter pilot for the RAF during World War Two, and it was while writing about his experiences during this time that he started his career as an author. His fabulously popular children's books are read by children all over the world. He died in November 1990.Quentin Blake (Illustrator) Quentin Blake has been drawing ever since he can remember. He taught illustration for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art, of which he is an honorary professor. He has won many prizes, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, the Eleanor Farjeon Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal, and in 1999 he was appointed the first Children's Laureate. In the 2013 New Year's Honours List he was knighted for services to illustration.

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