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The Enormous Crocodile Picture Book Award-winning author/illustrator

by Roald Dahl (author)

Suitable for 3 - 6 years

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Product Description

A stunning picture book version of Roald Dahl’s hilarious classic, filled with full-size plates of Quentin Blake’s mouthwatering artwork. The Enormous Crocodile is a greedy, grumptious brute who loves to guzzle up little boys and girls. He’s a terrible boaster and very proud of his secret plans and clever tricks, like disguising himself as a seesaw for careless little children to sit on. Crunch! But the other jungle animals have had enough of this foul fiend’s horrid schemes – so they devise a plan to get the better of him, once and for all!

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780141501765

Other details
  • 32 pages
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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  1. Love stargirl 113412

    loobyloulou123
    on 9 March 2014

    oh no

    4out of 5
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    la1397
    on 4 March 2012

    I thought this book was so amazing as a child, as it combined all the thigns i loved back then. A little bit of scare, some funniness, and children being eaten. I used to read it with school all the time, because i loved it that much!

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    AmyXx
    on 1 March 2012

    This book was good! In school we had a teacher in for training and so she passed this book around and then we painted a picture o what we the first picture that came into our heads.

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    MaxFlash
    on 3 March 2011

    Two crocodiles in a mud pool. One is enourmous and always very hungry, his favourite snack is children! Can he be stopped? Amazing book and very funny.

    5out of 5
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    Missymessy
    on 24 February 2011

    Haha, an utterly hilarious book which was a quick read, good for getting kids into reading. Simple yet it worked really well, easy to understand too which was good! Enjoy.

    5out of 5
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    jackman2k10
    on 27 February 2010

    A giant croc is eating children but the other animals are stopping him.

    What happens to “The Enormous Crocodile”?

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    littlec
    on 12 April 2009

    I like this book

    5out of 5