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The enormous crocodile / Roald Dahl ; illustrated by Quentin Blake.

By: Dahl, Roald.
Contributor(s): Blake, Quentin [illustrator.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: Picture Puffins: Publisher: London : Puffin, 2013Copyright date: 1978 Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780141365510.Subject(s): Crocodiles -- Juvenile fiction | Children's stories -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Humorous fiction. | Children's stories. | Children's humorous fiction. | Children's fiction. DDC classification: 823.914 Summary: The enormous crocodile is a horrid, greedy, grumptious brute who loves to guzzle up little boys and girls. But the other animals have had enough of his cunning tricks, so they scheme to get the better of this foul fiend, once and for all!
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>The Enormous Crocodile starting to feel a bit peckish... what should he have for his lunch?<br> <br> This foul fiend - the greediest croc in the whole river - wants to eat something juicy and delicious.<br> <br> His teeth sparkle like knives in the sun and he's getting hungrier and hungrier...<br> <br> But what can the greedy grumptious brute guzzle up?<br> <br> Oh no! Beware- He's looking for someone... someone who looks a lot like YOU!<br> <br> Do you love audio books? Listen to THE ENORMOUS CROCODILE and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices- plus added squelchy sound effects!</p>

Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 1978.

The enormous crocodile is a horrid, greedy, grumptious brute who loves to guzzle up little boys and girls. But the other animals have had enough of his cunning tricks, so they scheme to get the better of this foul fiend, once and for all!

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Reviews provided by Syndetics

Horn Book Review

First published as a picture book, [cf2]The Enormous Crocodile[cf1] was the first work to marry the deliciously dark humor of Roald Dahl with the light touch of Quentin Blake's expressive illustrations. Reproduced in a twenty-first anniversary storybook edition (more pages, smaller trim size), some of the pictures have been enlarged, appearing somewhat blurry and washed-out. From HORN BOOK Spring 2001, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Kirkus Book Review

I'm going to fill my hungry empty tummy/ With something yummy yummy yummy yummy!, So boasts the Enormous Crocodile, setting out in search of juicy little children to eat. But the crocodile makes the mistake of announcing his ""secret plans and clever tricks"" to Humpy-Rumpy the Hippopotamus, Trunky the Elephant, Muggle-Wump the Monkey, and the Roly-Poly Bird--all of whom denounce him as ""a horrid, greedy, grumptious brute,"" ""a foul and filthy fiend,"" and the like. And so, each time that the Enormous Crocodile seems about to succeed with his scheme, one of the other animals bursts in and warns the children away. It's an uninspired plot, right up to the typically Dahl retribution--Trunky sends the croc flying through the air until he crashes into the hot hot sun and is ""sizzled up like a sausage."" It's also played out with typical Dahl gusto, which Blake makes a good show of enjoying--his crocodile's clever disguises are devilish fun. In all, a basic, teeth-baring rendition of the old yum-yum-squish-crunch number. Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.