Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Post - Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Book Post - Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary

Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary

About the Book
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.

My Take on the Book
As a Roald Dahl fan this book has so much fun wordplay and so many illustrations from Roald Dahlbooks. The book has words that you would typically see in Roald Dahl books that you have come to love as well words that are well known. However, even if you know the word, the definition includes a definition that you know but also has a quote from a Roald Dahl book that ties into the definition too. The book is such a unique book with so much inventive use of language. You and your family will love to read this together!

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