The Enormous Crocodileby Roald Dahl (Author), Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
The Enormous Crocodile is hungry. He decides to eat a nice juicy child for lunch. So the wicked croc sets out to find some children to eat. On the way to the other side of the jungle, where the humans live, the Enormous Crocodile bumps into a number of animals who live in the jungle.
He meets Trunky the Elephant, Humpy-Rumpy the Hippo, Muggle-Wump the Monkey and Roly-Poly Bird. To each of them, he reveals his “clever” plans to catch the juicy children. Each one tries to stop the nasty croc, but the Enormous Crocodile slips away.
Finally, the crocodile reaches his destination and plays out his “clever” plan. As the children approach the “croc-in-hiding“, the animals decide to stop him before it’s too late! But can these animals thwart the villainous croc’s plans before it’s too late?
Roald Dahl’s The Enormous Crocodile is witty and well paced. Written in a conversation style, this book makes for a great read aloud. This hilarious tale of a silly and nasty crocodile is an instant child pleaser Quentin Blake’s pen and ink watercolor illustrations add to the dark humor. We loved looking forward to the croc’s next trick and how it would be foiled!
And as for the end.. well, what could you expect from a “Roald Dahl” book!
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