Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary : From aardvark to zozimus, a real dictionary of everyday and extra-usual words-9780192736482

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

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by Rennie, Susan | For National Curriculum Key Stage 2
Published 07/06/2018 by Oxford University Press
Paperback | 288 pages, Colour


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 differencebetween 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 isnot 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.