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The Enormous Crocodile

The Enormous Crocodile
 

When the enormous crocodile sets out to eat a nice juicy child for lunch, he finds his tricks do not succeed. He comes to a sticky end. This was the first picture book written by Roald Dahl, and the first of Dahl's to be illustrated by Quentin Blake.

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ISBN 9780224046848
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9780224015790
Published 1 April 1999 by Vintage
Format Hardback, New edition
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Author(s) By Dahl, Roald
Illustrated by Blake, Quentin
Foreword by Maschler, Tom
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ISBN-13 9780224046848
ISBN-10 0224046845
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Jonathan Cape Ltd
Publication Date 1 April 1999
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Dahl, Roald
Illustrated by Blake, Quentin
Foreword by Maschler, Tom
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
General Picture Books
Number of Pages 80
Dimensions Width: 154mm
Height: 236mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight 280g
Interest Age 7-9 years
Reading Age 7-9 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code Not specified

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When the enormous crocodile sets out to eat a nice juicy child for lunch, he finds his tricks do not succeed. He comes to a sticky end. This was the first picture book written by Roald Dahl, and the first of Dahl's to be illustrated by Quentin Blake.

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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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