Background: In February 2005, Pathe Films released The Magic Roundabout, a full-length CGI film featuring, not only the well-loved characters from the original t.v. series, but also introducing two new ones. They are voiced by an all-star cast including Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue, and Joanna Lumley. Oxford University Press have published a number of educational products to tie in with the film under the imprint 'Learn with The Magic Roundabout'. The Magic Roundabout Dictionary uses the characters and words from The Magic Roundabout film to introduce children to the features of a dictionary. It contains over 300 words in alphabetical order. Each word has a simple definition and a colour picture. There are also sections at the end of the book with words that children will find useful in their writing. The words in the dictionary have been chosen to support and develop children's speaking, reading and writing. The Magic Roundabout Dictionary is an ideal introduction to dictionaries and other alphabetically ordered reference books. It teaches basic dictionary skills in an enjoyable way.
The A-Z pages allow children to: learn about the alphabet and alphabetical order; find a word using the initial letter; check their own spelling; and learn how to use simple definitions of words, and so extend their own vocabulary.show more