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Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary

By (author) Oxford Dictionaries
Illustrated by Quentin Blake
Contributions by Roald Dahl, Susan Rennie
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom
Published: 2nd Jun 2016
Dimensions: w 195mm h 254mm d 23mm
Weight: 980g
ISBN-10: 0192736450
ISBN-13: 9780192736451
Barcode No: 9780192736451
A new unique Roald Dahl Dictionary from Oxford. 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'. 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. With real citations from Roald Dahl's children's books and illustrations by Quentin Blake, this is authoritative, engaging and accessible and will inspire and encourage young writers and readers.

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Picked as one of Julia Eccleshare's Childrens Book of the Year 2016 * The Guardian * Perfect for reading aloud and anyone who enjoys the sound and feeling of words * Cotswold Life * An excellently entertaining book for children from 8 to 100-plus. Buy it and enjoy it * Newbury Weekly News * This is a real dictionary, full of words written by the worlds best story teller * * Should be a key title in the Dahl centenary year * The Bookseller * Beautiful . . . PHIZZ-WIZZING indeed! * Cerys Matthews, musician and presenter * Perfect way to introduce a new generation to Matilda and co * Radio Times * It's hard to find the right word to express our levels of excitement around the 'Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary'. Squacking? Jumpsquiffling? Gigantuous? Roald Dahl's inventive, playful use of language is such a key element of his writing, whether he was using existing words in his own mischievous way or inventing extra-usual new ones. It is wonderful to have this dictionary compiled with such expertise, passion and wit by Dr Susan Rennie and the team at OUP. There
could be no more fitting way to pay tribute to Roald Dahl in the year of celebrations for his centenary. Best of all, as a fully-functioning dictionary for readers and writers aged eight and above, I hope it serves as a swashboggling source of inspiration for a whole new generation of
storytellers. * Luke Kelly, Managing Director of the Roald Dahl Literary Estate and Roald Dahl's grandson *