The Enormous Crocodile

The Enormous Crocodile

Book - 1993
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The enormous crocodile devises secret plans and a few clever tricks to secure his lunch only to have them foiled by his neighbors.
Publisher: New York, N.Y., USA : Puffin Books, 1993, c1978
ISBN: 9780140365566
9780394935942
0394935942
9780785708124
078570812X
9780142302453
0142302457
9780142414538
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Blake, Quentin - Illustrator

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gopherguts
Jul 26, 2013

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susievanb
Mar 29, 2016

I am a substitute teacher, and a bit of a drama queen. I have "performed" this book for students in first through fifth grade! They LOVE it!! On one particular day when something unexpected happened, I brought it out and read it. The students applauded!!! I am not sure if it was me or Mr. Dahl? (My nephew learned to read because of "Matilda") I LOVE books, but need to read more!

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meghanajain
Sep 15, 2014

I feel that Roald Dahl is an amazing author. As lots of people say, he has great imagination. This book is great, but I really which is was a bit longer. Most of his books aren't that long. Another Roald Dahl book that I would recommend is Matilda. I recommend that second graders and on should read this book because some parts would be scary for first graders.

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mmcbeth29
Aug 20, 2014

I like Roald Dahl as an author. He has some wacky stuff and a great imagination. But I don't like everything he's written and this is one of them. Basically this is a story about an evil crocodile who wants to eat "juicy little children." On his way to hunt down a child to eat, he is mean to all the animals in the jungle he encounters. Then he tries his tricks to capture a child. The other animals stop him by telling the children to run. In the end, the elephant throws the crocodile into the sun.
This book is advertised for grades 1-3. I find the subject matter to be too violent and frightening for a first or even second grader. There is meanness and violence throughout the book. The thought of the croc wanting to eat a juicy little child was disgusting. I was hoping the croc would learn a lesson, but instead he gets the "death penalty." I found no moral value to this book.
Would I recommend this book? NO

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shivam1677
Apr 13, 2014

it sounds like a good book!!!!!By the summery

JINGNA_1 Aug 01, 2013

fun to read

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gopherguts
Jul 26, 2013

my four year old boy could not sit still during this book, he was sooo excited by what was going to happen!
5 stars!

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jgrnlees
Sep 13, 2011

This is a wonderful story! The Enormous Crocodile is hilarious and his neighbors are incredible and incredibly caring. It was great to see Muggle-Wump the Monkey and the Roly-Poly Bird in Africa prior to their adventures in The Twits. The illustrations by Quentin Blake are wonderful and, at least in the edition I had of this book, in full color.

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