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Product Description

Yikes! The Enormous Crocodile is the greediest creature in the whole jungle – and he’s determined to eat a nice juicy child for lunch! He’s a terrible boaster and very proud of his secret plans and clever tricks, like disguising himself as a seesaw and a picnic bench for careless little children to sit on. Crunch! Can the other jungle animals stop the cunning crocodile’s sneaky scheme and teach him a lesson he’ll never forget? This classic comic tale of snapping teeth and sharp wits is stuffed with Quentin Blake’s mouth-watering artwork!

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780141323756

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.0; Lower years; 0.5 points

Condition

New

Author/Illustrator

Roald Dahl

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Roald Dahl was born in Llandaff, South Wales on September 13th 1916. His parents were Norwegian, and were called Harald and Sofie. He went to Repton school, in Derbyshire, and left school in 1933.

His first job was in Africa, with the Shell Oil Company. In the second world war he fought as a fighter pilot, and was badly injured when his plane crashed. After the war he worked in America, and soon started writing stories.

His very first children’s book, written in 1943 was called The Gremlins. Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of the President of the USA liked it so much he was invited to the White House and became friends with the President, Franklin D Roosevelt.

He wrote a number of books and short stories for adults, many of which were televised as the hugely popular Tales of the Unexpected.

But it was as a children’s author that he found greatest fame and satisfaction, saying “I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers…Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful.” Millions of fans around the world agreed and have chuckled and gasped at his amazing stories. His mesmerising stories, written in sizzling, sparkly language, will lead you into adventures you’ll never ever forget!

From 1945 until his death, he lived at Gipsy House, in Buckinghamshire, where he wrote his famous children’s books. He died in hospital in Oxford, on November 23rd, 1990. His books have continued to be read and loved, and have been made into a number of hit films, including Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. You can even visit the Roald Dahl Museum in the village where Dahl lived for most of his life.

In 2009 the Roald Dahl Funny Prize was established in his memory.

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    Taffy87
    on 20 September 2015

    Hugely brilliant

    5out of 5
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    Roodieroo
    on 8 March 2014

    I used to read this all the time when I was little

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    xoluchix
    on 13 November 2013

    A great book. Loved it and quite funny….... Also liked the talking animals LOL LAUGH OUT LOUD. He he…............ I’ve never seen a crocodile in my life-well one! but the crocodile was not that big.

    It was a baby and I thought when we saw it, it would cute but it the crocodile was looked AWFUL! (no offense)
    Oh but it was a great book and it linked with THE TWITS. Roly- Poly bird and Muggle wump.

    I’ll love to read it again. If I could give a vote out of ten in my opinion it would be 9/10! That is great but I like bad endings, well good ending when he learns his/her lesson but something actually to happen to innocent children to feed the crocodile belly and he swallows his/her whole and they cut the crocodile in half and out pops the child who had been eaten or something like that.

    That’s the story I like. He/her thinks they had succeeded with something but the others get their revenge. I want it to be a little more frantic if you know what I mean. (only in my opinion)

    4out of 5
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    TheMileLongBookshelfBlog
    on 8 March 2013

    I read this a lot when I was little. It’s really lovely.

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    ninjastickman
    on 5 March 2013

    The enormas crocodile is a thing that wants something to eat so he uses ‘clever tricks’ to get a tasty morsel but other jungle folk foil his plans

    5out of 5
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    lmdrld
    on 4 March 2013

    This is about a crocodile who wants something to eat.

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    SMALLPAWS
    on 31 March 2012

    I really enjoyed this book.

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    smileitsfriday
    on 7 March 2012

    I hated the crocodile when i was little… I still do! * * * *!

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    Flissy22
    on 2 March 2012

    its about a crocodile who thinks he is the best so all the other animals teach him a lesson. Good book

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    StarstoneShyElk
    on 2 March 2012

    loved it!

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    aeroaeromonkey
    on 1 March 2012

    Sooooo good. I really enjoyed it.

    4out of 5
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    booksrcul
    on 18 September 2011

    Ha ha! A rally humorous read!

    5out of 5
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    flossy1998
    on 19 July 2011

    it’s good for under 11’s