Roald Dahl's 123

A book with bite! Count in snappy style with the Enormous Crocodile. Oh dear! Each page of this book has innocent little chiddlers going about their lives, without a care in the world. One is going for a walk. Four are riding on the carousel. And six are waiting for a turn on the see-saw. But hang on! Look closer at that see-saw! Is there something not quite right about it? Yes! The wicked Enormous Crocodile has snuck into every scene in this book. If those poor little chiddlers aren’t careful, there’ll be none left by the end of this story! How many kids can you count – and how many crocs can you spot?

  • First counting based on Dahl’s The Enormous Crocodile
  • A feast of wicked wit and Quentin Blake’s colourful art
  • Introduces tiny chiddlers to Roald Dahl’s magical world
  • With a cheeky flip-flap surprise at the end of the book

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    Roald Dahl

    Roald Dahl is probably the best loved children’s author ever, creator of iconic characters like Matilda, Willy Wonka and the BFG!


    Roald Dahl has won many awards for his books including the Whitbread Award for The Witches in 1983, the Smarties Award in 1990 for Esio Trot and the Blue Peter prize for Matilda in 2000. In 2008 the Roald Dahl estate launched an award in his name – the Roald Dahl Funny Prize.

  • Awards

    Quentin Blake was awarded the 2012 Eleanor Farjeon prize for services to children’s literature.

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