The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl

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"In the biggest, brownest muddiest river in Africa, two crocodiles lay with their heads just above the water. One of the crocodiles was enormouse. The other was not so big."

One of Roald Dahl's best-loved books. The Enormous Crocodile is out hunting for his tea...and his favourite meal is children!

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. The blood-thirsty crocodile sets off to look for his favourite food - children! His attempts are foxed by the kinder animals in the jungle. Quentin Blake's witty illustrations match Roald Dahl's text perfectly.


The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl

The Enormous Crocodile is planning what to have for his lunch. This foul fiend - the greediest croc in the whole river - wants to eat something juicy and delicious. His teeth sparkle like knives in the sun and he's getting hungrier and hungrier. But what can the greedy grumptious brute guzzle up? Beware - he's looking for someone...someone who looks a lot like you!

Listen to the Enormous Crocodile and other Roald Dahl audio books read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy sound effects from Pinewood Studios!

Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting Twit or Miss! inspired by the revolting Twits.


A true genius ... Roald Dahl is my hero David Walliams

About the Author

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was born in Wales of Norwegian parents – the child of a second marriage. His father and elder sister died when Roald was just three. His mother was left to raise two stepchildren and her own four children. Roald was her only son.

He had an unhappy time at school - at Llandaff Cathedral School, at St Peter’s prep school in Weston-super-Mare and then at Repton in Derbyshire.

Dahl’s unhappy time at school was to influence his writing greatly. He once said that what distinguished him from most other children’s writers was “this business of remembering what it was like to be young”. Roald’s childhood and schooldays are the subject of his autobiography Boy.

Since Roald Dahl’s death, his books have more than maintained their popularity. Total sales of the UK editions are around 37 million, with more than 1 million copies sold every year! Sales have grown particularly strongly in America where Dahl books are now achieving the bestselling status that curiously proved elusive during the author’s lifetime.

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64 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

3rd March 2016




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