- Hardcover: 80 pages
- Publisher: Jonathan Cape (30 Aug. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0857550403
- ISBN-13: 978-0857550408
- Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.4 x 18.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (101 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 33,860 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Enormous Crocodile Hardcover – 30 Aug 2012
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Roald Dahl's first ever collaboration with Quentin Blake.
From the Back Cover
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 an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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!
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)
This book was amazing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book is in black and white except for the front cover, which is quite disappointing.Published 25 days ago by Amazon Customer
Very disappointing soft back small book with no colour pictures. Unsuitable for any child under 10!! It was sent back with full refund of course.Published 2 months ago by J. E. Gibson
I loved sharing this with my son, aged 4. We've watched the Dave Benson-Phillips narrated DVD, so he knew the story, but this unabridged version takes longer to read (though we... Read morePublished 3 months ago by K. J. Noyes
Love the story, but was disappointed to see book on small side with black & white illustrations. I think i'm going to have to buy another one more suitable for reading to a 3 year... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Fivestar