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The Enormous Crocodile Paperback – 4 Sep 2008

4.6 out of 5 stars 105 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin (4 Sept. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141501766
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141501765
  • Product Dimensions: 18.1 x 0.2 x 25.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 139,221 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The author s most dazzling entertainment to date. -"Publishers Weekly"

?The author's most dazzling entertainment to date.? -"Publishers Weekly"

"The author's most dazzling entertainment to date." -"Publishers Weekly"

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Roald Dahl's first ever collaboration with Quentin Blake features a very hungry crocodile who's outwitted by the other animals in the jungle --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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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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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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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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My son really enjoyed this book but i mistakenly thought it would be quite a long story book along the same lines as 'The BFG' but this book is a lot smaller - took about 3/4 of an hour to read all the way through! The illustrations are good though!
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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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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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Such a fab story. I bought a copy of this to read to my daughters reception class for World Book Day. The children were enthralled by the crocodiles 'secret plans and clever tricks' and absolutely loved the end.
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Roald Dahl always a winner we all had great fun reading this book together a ten year old and two 5 year olds as well as an 2 year old who may not understand the words but sat in the group enthralled
I f you have kids you cannot go wrong ewith this book as the print is large enough to make it easy reading
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