Monday, September 12, 2016
Roald Dahl -
Compiled by Susan Rennie
This is not an ordinary dictionary. After all, you wouldn't expect an 'Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary' to be ordinary, would you? 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'.
All the words that Roald Dahl invented are here, like 'biffsquiggled' and 'whizzpopping, ' to remind you what means what. 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. With real citations from Roald Dahl's children's books and illustrations by Quentin Blake, the Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary will inspire and encourage young writers and readers.
My copy of the Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary just arrived and I love it! While I cannot claim to have read the entire 287 page hardback book, I can attest to its whimsical words - by Roald Dahl - and its imaginative illustrations - by Quentin Blake. The book also includes many, many "regular" words making it a fun reference book for not only kids, but adults who are kids at heart. I chose to feature this book since tomorrow - Sept. 13th - marks the 100th birthday of Roald Dahl. (The iconic children's book author passed away on November 23, 1990.)
I highly recommend the Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary to everyone!
(Check out my Wednesday post; I'll feature one of Mr. Dahl's words!)