Roald Dahl

(13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990 / Cardiff / Wales)

The Crocodile - Poem by Roald Dahl

'No animal is half as vile
As Crocky-Wock, the crocodile.
On Saturdays he likes to crunch
Six juicy children for his lunch
And he especially enjoys
Just three of each, three girls, three boys.
He smears the boys (to make them hot)
With mustard from the mustard pot.
But mustard doesn't go with girls,
It tastes all wrong with plaits and curls.
With them, what goes extremely well
Is butterscotch and caramel.
It's such a super marvelous treat
When boys are hot and girls are sweet.
At least that's Crocky's point of view
He ought to know. He's had a few.
That's all for now. It's time for bed.
Lie down and rest your sleepy head.
Ssh. Listen. What is that I hear,
Galumphing softly up the stair?

Go lock the door and fetch my gun!
Go on child, hurry! Quickly run!
No stop! Stand back! He's coming in!
Oh, look, that greasy greenish skin!
The shining teeth, the greedy smile!
It's Crocky-Wock, the Crocodile!'


Comments about The Crocodile by Roald Dahl

  • Gold Star - 43,655 Points Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (6/18/2015 5:59:00 PM)

    Poetic verve in full throttle, here (Report) Reply

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  • Silver Star - 4,240 Points Primrose Tee (5/5/2014 4:34:00 AM)

    hot boys and sweet girls lol (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 45 Points Colleen Courtney (5/2/2014 8:03:00 AM)

    Have never read this piece by Dahl. I love it! Fun and great rhythm for children to recite! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 2, 2014



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