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Ok, but rather written to the Roald Dahl formula
on 30 May 2015
I've read many Roald dahl books to my children - and latterly grandchild - but this was one I'd not encountered till recently.
Aimed at around 6 or 7 year olds, this is a short, well-illustrated read, telling the tale of the wicked, hungry crocodile, whose 'secret plans and clever tricks' relate to getting hold of a tasty meal:
'The sort of things that
I'm going to eat
Have fingers, toe-nails, arms
and legs and feet'
Plenty of Dahl-type language plus characters from his other books, who foil the crocodile's attempts to diguise himself as a seesaw etc and bag a nice juicy little child for dinner.
My grandson quite enjoyed it; made for an easy entertaining read. I can't say it massively grabbed me; found it a bit forgettable and very similar to Dahl's other work.