The Enormous Crocodile

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The Enormous Crocodile decides that he wants a nice juicy child for lunch, horrifying the other animals in the jungle—his friend, the Notsobig One; Humpy-Rumpy, the hippopotamus; Trunky, the elephant; Muggle-Wump, the monkey; and the Roly-Poly Bird. Despite his secret plans and clever tricks, what the boastful crocodile doesn't know is that the brave jungle animals have plans of their own for him!

In the end, the Enormous Crocodile gets exactly...

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Overview

The Enormous Crocodile decides that he wants a nice juicy child for lunch, horrifying the other animals in the jungle—his friend, the Notsobig One; Humpy-Rumpy, the hippopotamus; Trunky, the elephant; Muggle-Wump, the monkey; and the Roly-Poly Bird. Despite his secret plans and clever tricks, what the boastful crocodile doesn't know is that the brave jungle animals have plans of their own for him!

In the end, the Enormous Crocodile gets exactly what he deserves.

The enormous crocodile devises secret plans and a few clever tricks to secure his lunch only to have them foiled by his neighbors.

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This is the story of Enormous Crocodile who is incredibly hungry and incredibly greedy. He tells his friend Notsobig Crocodile, "For my lunch today I would like a nice juicy little child." Then he goes about using "secret plans and clever tricks" to find a child to eat. But the Notsobig One tells him, "You've never done anything clever in your life! You're the stupidest croc on the whole river!" which lets young listeners know right away that this is going to be a silly story, with just enough scariness to make it fun. The Enormous Crocodile encounters other animals in the jungle that, one by one, foil his plans to find a yummy child and eventually teach him a lesson he won't soon forget. Quentin Blake's clever illustrations are a perfect match for Dahl's lyrical text as Enormous Crocodile tries to get close to a child by posing as a coconut tree, a seesaw, and an animal ride on the merry-go-round, among other not-so-clever disguises. 2003 (orig. 1978), Puffin Books,
— Suzanne Lieurance
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The Enormous Crocodile decides he'd like a juicy little child for lunch; and his animal friends are horrified. Nonetheless he proceeds on his plans of trickery and deception, eventually bagging just what he deserves. Kids will want parental assistance or good reading skills to enjoy Enormous Crocodile, a zany, fun story of a crocodile's evil plans.
—Childrens Book Watch
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375810466
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 7/1/2000
  • Edition description: 1ST BORZOI
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl wrote more than a dozen children's books, beginning in 1961 with     James and the Giant Peach.

Quentin Blake's other collaborations with Roald Dahl include Revolting Rhymes and The Twits. He was recently selected as the first UK Children's Laureate.

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2007

    A Good Story

    The Enormous Crocodile is a good story for children for several reasons. It is not long, it doesn't have boring fillers, and it is entertaining. The story tells of a hungry, greedy crocodile who wants to eat children, but the other animals decide it isn't right, and they stop the mean crocodile.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2004

    Enormous Crocodile

    I think this book is a great book. It is a quick book and lots of pictures. Most kids the ages 5-10 would like it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2004

    Enormous Crocodile

    I think this book is a great book. It is a quick book and lots of pictures. Most kids the ages 5-10 would like it. When I read it I thought it was easy but I only needed a few more points for A.R. This book has a great leason in it.ENJOY!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2002

    Excellent

    This book was excellent because the crocodile was really big and one of his tricks was really smart.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2009

    The Enormas Crocodile is Choppalices!!!!!!!

    I LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE It!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!It is WOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNDDDDDDDDDDDEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2001

    Absolutely Marvelous

    I bought this book for my eldest daughter when she was three, and it was an immediate success. She is now six and reads it to her three-year-old sister, so now I've two small people quoting the book to me. You might also attempt to find the audio recording made of the book, as read by Roald Dahl - he had a lovely reading voice.

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