This is a story about how Crocco the Crocodile became known as the Hungry Greedy Crocodile.
By Toni Favilli
Once upon a time there was a young crocodile. His name was Crocco. He was always hungry!
His brothers and sisters would complain that he always ate the most.
He would eat to the left…
He would eat to the right…
But one thing was for sure… he would always eat the BIGGEST thing he could see! They called him greedy. He would smile his crocodile smile and say ‘But I’m hungry!’
He would never stop eating! So every time it was dinner time, Crocco would immediately go to eat the biggest thing there. He got so huge!
One day they realized that there was no more yummy food left in their swamp, so the crocodile family decide they would have to move. They went to live in a swamp that did not have so many fish, but it did have millions and billions and trillions of numbers.
They tasted yummy, and the best part was…. there was so many numbers! Numbers never ended! You could always make one more.
This was perfect – Now there was food enough for everyone!
Crocco still ate to the left and to the right, and he still ate the biggest thing he could see, but now there was plenty of food left for everyone. Crocco became the biggest crocodile in the world, and they called him the Hungry Greedy Crocodile.