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The Enormous Crocodile

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by Roald Dahl (Author), Quentin Blake (Illustrator)

Wickedly funny!

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.

The Enormous Crocodile Jungle Animals

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?

The Enormous Crocodile Run

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 Smile 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!

The Enormous Crocodile BackCover

And as for the end.. well, what could you expect from a “Roald Dahl” book! Wink

Find it here: Library, Amazon, Better World Books


12 comments

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  1. Renee @ Mother Daughter Book Reviews

    I love those illustrations! I don’t think I’ve seen this one before and of course now I’m curious how it ends! Another one for the library. Thanks for the recommendation.

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    • reshamad

      Its a super fun book Renee. Would love to see what you make of it
      -Reshama

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  2. bamauthor

    This one looks interesting. I do have mixed feelings on Dahl’s books, but you are right that most of them make great read alouds.

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    • reshamad

      This is our first one Barbara, but I have lined up a few others to read aloud. Thanks for stopping by.
      -Reshama

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  3. Happy Friday! My Friday Flash Blog linky party is live @ The Jenny Evolution – a flash mob of blogs where you share your favorite posts of the week. Hope you there — you may just get highlighted next week!

    Jennifer
    thejennyevolution.com

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  4. So very creative. I love Roald Dahl. I love a great book that we can read aloud too. Thank you so much for sharing today. I’m dropping by from Our Everyday Harvest’s blog hop. If you can, stop by and say hello. Have a lovely weekend!

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    • reshamad

      Thanks for stopping by Kelly, you have a lovely blog.
      -Reshama

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  5. We loved this one too! The coloured prints in your edition look amazing. We justhad the B+W version. Matilda is still the standout favourite here amongst my own kids. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was one of my favourites as a kid.

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    • reshamad

      It was super fun to read with the color illustrations! DD liked this one so much that we are looking forward to Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Thanks for stopping by!
      -Reshama

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  6. We love Ronald Dahl! Thanks for sharing, looks like a great book! And thanks for linking to the Learn Through Play hop! Check back throughout the month for more fun activities and please share!

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    • reshamad

      Thanks for stopping by Leah. All his books are excellent reads!
      -Reshama

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