The Enormous Crocodile

The Enormous Crocodile


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The Enormous Crocodile decides that he wants a nice juicy child for lunch, horrifying the other animals in the jungle—his friend, the Notsobig One; Humpy-Rumpy, the hippopotamus; Trunky, the elephant; Muggle-Wump, the monkey; and the Roly-Poly Bird. Despite his secret plans and clever tricks, what the boastful crocodile doesn't know is that the brave jungle animals have plans of their own for him!

In the end, the Enormous Crocodile gets exactly what he deserves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140365566
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 01/28/2002
Series: Skylark Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 39,033
Product dimensions: 7.74(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.17(d)
Lexile: 600L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in England and, at age eighteen, went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot. At the age of twenty-six he moved to Washington, D.C., and it was there he began to write. His first short story, which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought by The Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and illustrious career.

After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Roald Dahl began writing children’s stories in 1960 while living in England with his family. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated.

Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans.

Learn more about Roald Dahl on the official Roald Dahl Web site:

Date of Birth:

September 13, 1916

Date of Death:

November 23, 1990

Place of Birth:

Llandaff, Wales, England

Place of Death:

Oxford, England

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The Enormous Crocodile 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Enormous Crocodile is a good story for children for several reasons. It is not long, it doesn't have boring fillers, and it is entertaining. The story tells of a hungry, greedy crocodile who wants to eat children, but the other animals decide it isn't right, and they stop the mean crocodile.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book is a great book. It is a quick book and lots of pictures. Most kids the ages 5-10 would like it. When I read it I thought it was easy but I only needed a few more points for A.R. This book has a great leason in it.ENJOY!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book is a great book. It is a quick book and lots of pictures. Most kids the ages 5-10 would like it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was excellent because the crocodile was really big and one of his tricks was really smart.
paroof on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love Roald Dahl so I was very pleased to find this book. I read it to my seven-year-old since it is a picture book. He didn't love it and neither did I. It just seemed a little, I don't know, mean or cruel. And I do get Roald Dahl, really I do. I just didn't like this one so much. I think the Minpins is a much better choice for a grade-school aged child picture book from Dahl.
randoymwords on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Why can't the crocodile have at least one yummy child to eat? It's just not fair.
hockey101 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I give this book a 2 star because it could have more details and more interesting words.
slovepb on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fabulous story about a nasty, mean, hungry crocodile with big ideas of 'tricks and plans'. Of course he gets his comuppance and no children get eaten. Dahl's get story keeps the children engaged and they love it. Lots of related activities on line.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my eldest daughter when she was three, and it was an immediate success. She is now six and reads it to her three-year-old sister, so now I've two small people quoting the book to me. You might also attempt to find the audio recording made of the book, as read by Roald Dahl - he had a lovely reading voice.
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