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Should've read product specifications, but am also disappointed with how small the paperback is! It won't be something I can read to my little boy because the pictures are so small on the pages, such a shame when it was a childhood favourite of mine. Does not fully display Quentin Blake's memorable illustrations!
Very funny book, my 5 year-old laughed and laughed. We love Ronald Dahl but occasionally have to edit on the hoof when the characters are mean to each other. This one is about a crocodile who wants to eat children but actually is very light in tone. Recommended!
I bought this when my son's school (he's only in Nursery) had a Roald Dahl day and asked children to dress up. When I first read the book to him, I skipped some of the gory bits and to speed it up as it's longer than his usual bedtime books. He was thoroughly fascinated and loved being the Enormous Crocodile for school. He now "reads" it to us, remembering the majority of the points of the story so I've been really impressed with how it has captured his imagination.
Disappointed that this book is smaller than the original copy that we've had for the past twenty years. Obviously the story is the same but due to the size it's not so easy to share the pictures with a two year old.
I can't not give a Royal Dahl book 5 stars but it's a lot smaller than I expected. Perhaps it says the dimensions and I didn't read properly. But it's about the size of a standard novel. I thought it'd be comic book sized for some reason.
Story was okay but I think it was aimed for younger children than mine. My children are 5 & 7 and it didn't grip them although we do read a lot of longer stories. We finished the story in one sitting. However, the illustrations were great and for a younger child or a child first lover story, it was a nice read.
`The Enormous Crocodile' is one of Roald Dahl's big format books and has large colour illustrations throughout. Following an enormous crocodile as he forms various plans to eat local children and how these are foiled at every turn, you will delight in the imagery and turn of phrase used to describe this tale. This is a book that is perfect to read out loud and to share the pictures with little ones. It is also a great book for your first forays into reading alone. Dahl does it again and shows how he was truly the master of his art. Exceptional Enormous Crocodile adventure.
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This book is lovely it's got beautiful illustrations by Quentin Blake and the story is great quite funny as expected of Roald Dahl. Adults and children alike will love this story. It's definitely worth a read and the price is great too.