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The Enormous Crocodile (Picture Puffins) Paperback – Illustrated, 29 Nov 2001


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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin; New edition edition (29 Nov 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140568220
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140568226
  • Product Dimensions: 12.3 x 0.6 x 25.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 874,420 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Forms part of the launch, of 10 titles, marking the publication of ROALD DAHL on PUFFIN AUDIOBOOKS --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The Enormous Crocodile boasts that he is going to eat a child for lunch and he sets out to trick all the children in his attempts for food. But his plots and disguises are foiled by the animals in the jungle – especially by Trunky, the elephant.

A crunchingly golloping tale for age 5+.

--This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Class 3L, Hamsey Green School on 4 Jun 2008
Format: Paperback
The Enormous Crocodile is a hilarious and humorous story for children to read. The story is about a mean crocodile with `secret plans and clever tricks' to eat the children in the village. He disguises himself as many different things to trick the children but he does not succeed. He thinks he is really intelligent but the jungle animals have `secret plans and clever tricks' of their own.

We liked the ending of the story the most, because it was sudden and unexpected. If you read this story you will find why. We also liked when the other animals decided that they had plans of their own.

Although, we did think that Roald could have made this book a bit more exciting by having more surprises and mysteries.

We think that this book would good for ages 5 - 11. This is great book for adults to read to younger children. We think that people who enjoy humorous stories, fiction stories and plots will enjoys this book.

We would give this book 5 stars.
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78 of 82 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 29 Nov 2001
Format: Paperback
We borrowed this one first time round from a friend. My then three year old listened in horror and amazement at the ghastly Dahlish crocodile's determination to devour a child. Sadly the croc never has his main course, only his just deserts!
Second time round, a whole year later he rediscovered the book and we read it together with a two year old: as we reached the last page, my son yelled out the final words with such joy and relish that I decided to buy it for him for Christmas.....meanwhile we have made several excursions to the local library at his insistence to hunt for this book.
The pictures are delightful, and little ones love to point out the croc in all his various diguises as he attempts to sneak up on the unwary.
Definitely a must for a parent or grandparent of a child 2-5 years who likes to snuggle up on your lap with a good book.
In Summary, probably the best book I have read with my child to date.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 Dec 2001
Format: Audio Cassette
Stephen Fry has one of those voices that makes you want to listen. This reading of Roald Dahl's wonderful Enormous Crocodile is brilliant. Fry brings the characters to life.
The enormous crocodile himself has a delicious nastiness which almost makes you wish he succeeds in eating the children and the small crocodile has authentic incredulity at his larger associate's prediliction for crunchy little boys.
But most of all... my little 3 year old boy loves listening to it over and over and over!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By farah salsa on 3 July 2008
Format: Paperback
the story is about a crocodile who is nasty and cunning.He wants to eat juicy children and he wants to get them by his secret plans and clever tricks.But does he get the children?find out by reading this book.At the end the elephant swings him round and round to the sun to teach him a lesson!

this book is captivating.It has lovely illustaion by quentin blake.I like it because it it is an adventurous book.This book is hilarious!My favourite character was the nasty crocodile.Do yo think the crocodile learnt his lesson at the end?You know what to do find out in this book.
I give this book 10/10
by farah 3H (age 8)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Miss A on 2 July 2008
Format: Paperback
This story is about sneaky crocodile that wants to eat some lovely juicy children. The enormous crocodile has secret plans and clever tricks. He tells the aminals that he is going to eat some lovely children. The animals try to ruin his wicked schemes and teach him a lesson that he will never forget!
This book was amazing.
Hasnain 3J
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Miss on 1 July 2008
Format: Paperback
The story is about a crocodile who is hungry and likes to eat children. The Enormous Crocodile is the greediest crocodile in the entire jungle! My favourite character is the nasty crocodile "SNAP, SNAP!" This book is unmissable!

I think the Enormous Crocodile is the most exciting book in the world, I loved it! When I picked the book up, I couldn't put it down until I had finished it. It was superb, outstanding, stupendous, terrifc, marvellous and exciting! YOU HAVE GOT TO READ IT! It's got lovely illustrations by Quentin Blake.

I give this book 10/10!

Momtaj 3H
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Format: Paperback
The story is about a crocodile who is horrid, sly, mean, cunning, wicked and brute. He wants to eat children in the town. He has secret plans and clever tricks to disguise himself in different ways in places where the children go to, like the playground, picnic spot, and the fair, but every time he doesn't succeed because the jungle animals have some clever tricks as well and want to teach him a lesson that he will never forget.

I liked the ending of the story the most, when Trunky the elephant swung the enormous crocodile round and round into space. I liked it because it was sudden and funny, My favourite character in the book was the enormous crocodile because he was so funny. I also liked the illustration of the enormous crocodile, it was amazing.

I think if this book was a little bit longer and had more exciting tricks, it would be better.

I think this story would be good for ages 6-10 years to read.

I think this book is exciting and amazing, I would give it 5 stars.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By liz kelly on 1 Jan 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Yet another nephew infected by the Roahl Dahl bug. What can I say other than marvelous and magical and compulsory read in my book.
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