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The Enormous Crocodile: Roald Dahl

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A picture book written for younger readers than Dahl's other works, the story tells of a hungry crocodile who aims to eat human children via using various, not-quite-impenetrable disguises. It's impossible now to think of Roald Dahl's writings without imagining Quentin Blake's illustrations.

A monkey which looks like Blake's illustration of exactly the same character also appears in The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me. He was also the author of Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and many more brilliant stories.From his iconic illustrations of The BFG and Matilda to Mr Stink with birds and beasts of all shapes and sizes along the way, Roald Dahl’s favourite illustrator Quentin Blake has been making us smile for more than half a century.

Some of his better-known works include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr Fox, Matilda, The Witches, and The BFG. The dizzy enormous crocodile flies diagonally through Earth's stratosphere, and through the Universe. The Enormous Crocodile is in the style of a picture book in contrast to Roald Dahl's other story books, illustrated by Quentin Blake. Later on, the big crocodile creeps over to a busy funfair where he eventually sees a "big roundabout", operated only by a human man who he does not at all know.

They are rightly ranked among the greatest classics of children’s fiction, stories that celebrate kindness, bravery and hope. Words spoken by the crocodile in the book, "I'm going to fill my hungry empty tummy with something yummy yummy yummy yummy! Refusing to give up on his seemingly impossible task, the big crocodile finally goes to "the picnic place" located in a tropical woodland just outside the town which has trees and bushes all around it. Endlessly inventive and laugh-out- loud funny, Dahl’s stories reinvent the world for every new generation.

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!His books continue to be bestsellers after his death in 1990, and total sales are now over 100 million worldwide! When nobody is looking, however, the crocodile picks up a bunch of beautiful coloured flowers with his front legs, and then he arranges it on top of one of the tables in the area.

With a chance to save the day, Trunky the Elephant marches through the jungle into the Picnic Place. The Roly-Poly Bird makes a surprising appearance in The Twits and he can also be seen in Dirty Beasts. The Enormous Crocodile (first published on 1 November 1978) is a British children's story, written by British author Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake.This foul fiend – the greediest croc in the whole river – wants to eat something juicy and delicious. He was a fighter pilot for the RAF during World War Two, and it was while writing about his experiences during this time that he started his career as an author. The bigger crocodile leaves the big, deep, muddy river anyway, and announces his intention to first visit Humpy-Rumpy the hippopotamus on the river bank, then Trunky the elephant in the jungle, then Muggle Wump the monkey, and finally Roly-Poly Bird in his orange tree. Part of the collectable Roald Dahl hardback set, published jointly by Puffin Books and Jonathan Cape.

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