Sunday, July 30, 2017

Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary

Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary
author: Susan Rennie
name: Wayne
average rating: 4.56
book published:
rating: 5
read at: 2017/07/30
date added: 2017/07/30
shelves: children-s, non-fiction
'Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary' compiled by Susan Rennie, illustrated by Quentin Blake, with original text by Roald Dahl is a Roald Dahl approved, actual Oxford Dictionary for children (and fans of Roald Dahl).

The dictionary starts with a nice illustrated guide to how to use this dictionary. The words that were made up by Roald Dahl are in blue. Just about all of the entries include a sentence showing how the word is used in a Roald Dahl book. The reader is encouraged to find rhymes or ways to use the words in sentences. There is a handy alphabet down the side of the page for easy flipping to the right page. There are also fun illustrations throughout.

The book starts with an entry for aardvark. Not because Roald Dahl used the word, but because that's the word that all dictionaries should start with. I found that hilarious and completely appropriate.

This is such a fun dictionary. I really enjoyed getting a chance to look through it. Roald Dahl was really good at making up funny words. I didn't realize how many he had until I saw them in this volume.

I received a review copy of this ebook from Oxford University Press and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.

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