The Crocodile Poem by Roald Dahl

The Crocodile

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'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!'

Colleen Courtney 02 May 2014

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

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Primrose Tee 05 May 2014

hot boys and sweet girls lol

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Frank Ammerlaan 09 October 2015

Thats, , , actually quite disturbing 😅

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Poetic verve in full throttle, here

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Clyde King 30 September 2022

Humorous. A great poem to read to kids to make them go to bed.

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Logan 13 October 2021


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MrBeast 09 August 2021

Need A Coupon?

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dil he hinustani 17 July 2022


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Lol 24 April 2021

Television is a mess LOL

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hewwo 12 February 2021

this poem is insane: im choosing it for my esb

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Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl

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