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By Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake, Puffin, RRP £5.99
What’s the story: He loves to eat juicy, delicious children, but the other animals are tired of his schemes so they hatch plans to stop him from guzzling any children.
Why we love it: Dahl is famous for his mock-violence, and there’s plenty of detail here about the particular taste and texture of children as imagined by the greedy crocodile. This could only occur in the absurd world of Dahl where children are threatened in the most beastly way by monsters with cheeky grins and twinkly eyes, making them a lot less scary than they should be.
First published: 1978
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