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I'd Really Like to Eat a Child by Sylviane Donnio
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Nov 25, 11

bookshelves: food, crocodiles, children-s-literature, picture-book, multicultural
Read in November, 2011

Achilles the young crocodile usually has a banana for breakfast, just like his mother. But one day, he decides he wants a child to eat. His father tries to tempt him with a sausage, both parents bake a huge chocolate cake; nothing works. One day, Achilles decides to take a swim in the river. When he gets there a young girl is playing. He creeps up behind her with every intention of eating her. However when he gets close enough the little girl turns, sees him and exclaims with pleasure over this tiny little crocodile. She proceeds to pick him up and tickle him until she's had her fun. This episode cures Achilles of wanting to eat a child...for now. He runs back home to eat as many bananas as he can so that he can grow big and strong enough to eat a child.

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