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Roald Dahl's inimitable style and humor shine in this collection of poems about mischievous and mysterious animals. From Stingaling the scorpion to Crocky-Wock the crocodile, Dahl's animals are nothing short of ridiculous. A clever pig with an unmentionable plan to save his own bacon and an anteater with an unusually large appetite are among the characters created by Dahl in these timeless rhymes. This new, larger edition is perfect for reading aloud and makes Quentin Blake's ...
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Overview

Roald Dahl's inimitable style and humor shine in this collection of poems about mischievous and mysterious animals. From Stingaling the scorpion to Crocky-Wock the crocodile, Dahl's animals are nothing short of ridiculous. A clever pig with an unmentionable plan to save his own bacon and an anteater with an unusually large appetite are among the characters created by Dahl in these timeless rhymes. This new, larger edition is perfect for reading aloud and makes Quentin Blake's celebrated illustrations even more enjoyable.

A collection of humorous poems about amazing or nasty creatures, including a flying cow, a pig who turns the tables on a farmer, and crocodiles, lions, and anteaters who delight in devouring people.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140504354
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/5/1986
  • Series: Picture Puffin Books Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Roald Dahl

Quentin Blake is one of Britain's most successful illustrators. He has illustrated nearly three hundred books and he was Roald Dahl's favourite illustrator. He has won many awards including the Whitbread Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal and taught for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art. In 1999 he became the first ever Children's Laureate and in 2013 he was knighted in the New Year's Honours.

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    1. Date of Birth:
      September 13, 1916
    2. Place of Birth:
      Llandaff, Wales, England
    1. Date of Death:
      November 23, 1990
    2. Place of Death:
      Oxford, England

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  • Posted September 13, 2014

    This is a classic.

    Roald Dahl has written a set of rhymes that all children above the age of 4 will love. Their parents often think the verses are gruesome, but children eat them up - much the way crockywock the crocodile "likes to crunch six juicy children for his lunch."

    The humor in them is for adults as well as children, similar to the humor in the Winnie the Pooh stories, and the illustrations are splendid. I highly recommend this book with no reservations.

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