Humpy-Rumpy

Description

A gigantic creature was standing in the slimy oozy mud on the river-bank. It was Humpy-Rumpy, the Hippopotamus.

Description

Description

'A gigantic creature was standing in the slimy oozy mud on the river-bank. It was Humpy-Rumpy, the Hippopotamus.' - The Enormous Crocodile

Humpy-Rumpy lives on the river-bank next to the "biggest, brownest muddiest river in Africa," alongside the horrible Enormous Crocodile, who he tries to persuade not to eat the nearby children. He foils The Enormous Crocodile's plan to disguise himself as a tree in order to snap up a juicy child.

The Enormous Crocodile was published in 1978, and was the first Roald Dahl story to feature illustrations by Sir Quentin Blake.

About the story

Quote

I hope you get caught and cooked and turned into crocodile soup!

Humpy-Rumpy 1

Roald Dahl's The Enormous Crocodile

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