Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary

Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary : From aardvark to zozimus, a real dictionary of everyday and extra-usual words

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For the first time in paperback, this Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary takes readers aged 8+ on a phizz-whizzing, splendiferous, fantabulous journey deep into the language of Roald Dahl's bestselling children's stories. This is a dictionary which will develop language and literacy skills by igniting the creativity in all readers and writers everywhere. Lots of dictionaries tell you what an 'alligator' is, or how to spell 'balloon' but they won't explain the difference
between a 'ringbeller' and a 'trogglehumper', or say why witches need 'gruntles' eggs' or suggest a word for the shape of a 'Knid'. This dictionary does all those things. All the words that Roald Dahl invented are here, like 'biffsquiggled' and 'whizzpopping' to remind you what means what, but that is
not all. You'll also find out where words came from, rhyming words, synonyms and lots of alternative words for words that are overused. Oxford Children's Dictionaries are perfect for supporting literacy and learning and this is the world's first Roald Dahl Dictionary from the word experts at Oxford University Press.
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Product details

  • 12-15
  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 189 x 247 x 16mm | 792g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Colour
  • 0192736485
  • 9780192736482
  • 202,508

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Perfect way to introduce a new generation to Matilda and co * Radio Times * An excellently entertaining book for children from 8 to 100-plus. Buy it and enjoy it. * Newbury Weekly News * Perfect for reading aloud and anyone who enjoys the sound and feeling of words * Cotswold Life *
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About Susan Rennie

Susan Rennie has worked on many dictionaries for both children and adults, including the Oxford Primary Dictionary, Oxford Primary Thesaurus, Oxford Oxford English Thesaurus for Schools, and the New Shorter English Dictionary. She also writes books in Scots for children and has translated the first Scots edition of TinTin. Susan is currently a Lecturer in English at the University of Glasgow where she teaches lexicography and the history of Scots and English.
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