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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin; New Ed edition (30 Aug. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141311525
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141311524
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 0.5 x 19.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 405,448 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+.

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In the biggest, brownest muddiest river in Africa, two crocodiles lay with their heads just above the water. Read the first page
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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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80 of 84 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Starblazer on 2 Dec. 2010
Format: Paperback
The enormous crocodile is very cunning and tries to disguise as children's school toys e.g. a see-saw. He's doing this because he wants to eat up all the children he can find. Fortunately, other animals barge in and they spread news to the children to say that they mustn't go on the toy that the crocodile is acting as. At the end something happens to the enormous crocodile and I found it really funny. What I really found funny was that people say that crocodiles have about 100 teeth but I counted them on the front cover and there were only 64! From my point of view, this book was funny, strange, cool and made you want to turn every page.

This interesting story makes you feel like this has really happend at one time. This a good story for children. I enjoyed this book, I read it last year in year two and I found it funny (I'm in year 3 now). I picked this book off the shelf because I love Roald Dahl books and thought even before I read it that it would be a good book, and of course it was. One or two characters were the same in the book as the ones in another Roald Dahl book. This week is book week for my school from Monday to Friday 29th November and two people in my class brought in this book and they gave good comments about it.

A short but funny story for children and to me this is one of my favourite Roald Dahl stories. If you do buy this book, I bet you will like it and if you buy it please enjoy reading.
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19 of 21 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 frogzilla on 9 July 2012
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Bought this for my (only just) 3-year-old and he loves it. It takes me about 15-20 minutes to read aloud so is quite long by the standards of his previous books (i.e. MUCH longer than most things by Julia Donaldson, Fairy Tales for Little Children (Usborne Picture Storybooks), I Really Want to Eat a Child but not that much longer than Dr Seuss - The Lorax) and I wasn't sure we'd get to the end of it when it arrived. It turns out it's exciting/gruesome enough to hold his interest and, as he seems to have memorised large chunks of it, we're moving on to The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me.
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