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The Enormous Crocodile (Dahl Colour Illustrated)
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on 22 February 2015
Lovely book. Even I enjoyed reading this to my daughter. J was also pleasantly surprised the Roly-Poly Bird and Muggle-Wump the Monkey appear in this as they also appear in his book 'the Twits'. The various disguises the crocodile adopts to hide and capture children is quite ingenious and I think this is what I liked the most.
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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.
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on 30 May 2015
A delight. Bought for my year 1 son who needs more challenging reading material, but I don't want to put him of with endless pages of text. The slightly larger format, and colourful illustrations keep him engaged, quality white paper means that the book looks and feels wonderful. I have gone on to buy esio trot, George's marvellous medicine and giraffe, pally and me, all of which have impressed me and my son. Fantastic Mr fox is on my wish list
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on 20 June 2015
I read this to my own children who are now 30+ this one was bough for a little man's fifth birthday I sat and read it to him and he loved it.
I told my boys and they remembered the book what more can I say Mr Dahl is one of the best children's writers of all time, I must have book.
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on 14 March 2015
Brilliant book. Typical Dahl, sinister and funny at the same time. What better subject for kids than a crocodile looking for children to eat. Quentin Blake's illustrations are typically brilliant too.
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on 8 June 2015
Love this book. The illustrations are on every page which makes it ideal for younger children who may get a bit bored with a text only book. My 4 year old loves it.
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on 27 June 2015
Granddaughter was enthralled with it both as a book she can now read herself and one she often asks for as a bedtime story from an adult
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on 15 April 2015
Amazing, book arrived the day after my order on a Sunday!!! I was so pleased. Book in very good condition. Very pleased Thank you!
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on 7 March 2015
Bought to read to my six year old son at bedtime. He absolutely loved it. The story is very funny with fabulous colour illustrations.
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on 9 December 2014
Laugh out loud fun, you cannot fault any Roald Dahl books, myself and the kids love every one of them. They are timeless classics.
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