Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary.
( Ages 7+ )
By : Susan Rennie (Author), Quentin Blake ( Illustrator ), Roald Dahl ( Contributor )
Publisher : Oxford University Press ( Sept.2016)
What better way is there to celebrate this world renowned, much loved author`s 100th birthday, than by celebrating the language he had invented! A dictionary of Roald Dahl`s would seal his place in the hearts of children for many generations to come. A wonderful tribute to a "gloriumptious" author!
The Oxford Roald Dahl dictionary is mainly intended for Roald Dahl`s very special "whizzpopping" and mind-blowing words. But there are lots of other words as well; those words that are commonly available in his books. It is said that this contains nearly 8000 words and that it took five years for the lexicographer Dr.Susan Rennie to complete it.
However, this is something more than just a dictionary. It`s fun to refer to, and then one might end up reading the whole thing. Definitions are simple and easy for children to remember, and always supported by amusing citations from Roald Dahl`s books. The book is even complimented with Quentin Blake`s "fantabulous" illustrations.
Roald Dahl has been such an imposing & powerful writer. His tales and characters have always been memorable. Is that due to his writing style? Or his choice of words? Maybe due to both. And of course, due to his very original and imaginative worlds. I guess I must add a bit of Dahl here or this will not be a complete review.
" He turned and reached behind him for the chocolate bar, then he turned back again and handed it to Charlie. / Charlie grabbed it and quickly tore off the wrapper and took an enormous bite. / Then he took another ......and another..... and oh!, the joy of being able to cram large pieces of something sweet and solid into one`s mouth! / The sheer blissful joy of being able to fill one`s mouth with rich solid food ! "You look like you wanted that one, sonny," The shop keeper said pleasantly. / Charlie nodded, his mouth bulging with chocolate. " - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. -
We`re a fabulous crew,
And we know what to do,
And we never stop work to drink tea,
All your windows will glow,
When we give them a go,
The Giraffe and the Pelly and me !
- The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me. -