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

4.48 (108 Ratings by Goodreads)
Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary: From aardvark to zozimus, a real dictionary of everyday and extra-usual words (Dictionaries)

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

4.48 (108 Ratings by Goodreads)
Illustrated | English
ISBN13: 9780192736482
Published Date: 10 May, 2018

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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.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 288
Item Weight 799 Gram
Product Dimensions 188 x 18 x 244
Publisher OUP Oxford
Format Illustrated | 288
Book Overview A unique Roald Dahl Dictionary in paperback

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 *


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.