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This dictionary takes children on a magical journey, while at the same time developing early dictionary skills. The features include: grammar and language tips - word origins, rhyming words, synonyms and opposites, spelling help; example sentences taken from children's reading - well-known nursery rhymes, fairy tales and songs; unique combination of picture book illustrations and text from well-known nursery rhymes, fairy tales and songs, such as "Aladdin", "Cinderella", "Jack and Jill" and "Winnie the Pooh"; help with language information - word origins, rhyming words, synonyms and opposites, spelling, grammar and language tips; riddles, jokes and amazing language facts; beautifully illustrated section of thematic pages; and full support on how to use the dictionary. Andrew Delahunty's experience as a lexicographer goes across the age range of the "Oxford Children's Dictionary" list - he is the author of the "Oxford First Thesaurus" and compiles and consults on the Primary and Student's dictionaries. In 1988, Emma Chichester-Clark won the Mother Goose Award as the best newcomer to children's book illustration for "Listen to This!", compiled by Laura Cecil. Since then, she has become internationally known for her illustrations, which include books by Margaret Mahy, Roald Dahl, Peter Dickinson, James Reeves and Anne Fine. She was shortlisted for the Kurt Maschler Award for "Illustration" in 1992 and again in 1998 for "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (written by Adrian Mitchell). Emma has also written and illustrated her own books, including the immensely popular "I Love You, Blue Kangaroo" (1998) which was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal along with it's recent follow-up "Where Are You Blue Kangaroo?" (2000).
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Andrew Delahunty is the author of the Oxford First Thesaurus and compiles and consults on the Primary and Student's dictionaries.
Emma Chichester-Clark is an award-winning illustrator who has become internationally known for her illustrations, which include books by Margaret Mahy, Roald Dahl, Peter Dickinson, James Reeves and Anne Fine. Emma has also written and illustrated her own books, including the immensely popular I
Love You, Blue Kangaroo (1998) which was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal along with it's recent follow-up Where Are You Blue Kangaroo? (2000).
`The text is clear and imaginatively written, and the full colour illustration is outstanding... A dictionary that invites talk and storytelling is very special.
Wendy Cooling, The Bookseller
`an excellent book for young readers...Full marks!
Judith Nicholls, Carousel
`a magical journey through the world of words... The result is a fresh and inspiring book which is a pleasure to read in itself, evidently compiled by grown ups who like having fun with words.
`This dictionary takes children on a magical journey while at the same time developing dictionary skills.'
TBK Book Guide
`A charming little dictionary, beautifully illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark... This colourful, playful first dictionary will delight children from 5+.
`Reinventing the dictionary might sound impossible, but that's just what Oxford, the market-leader in dictionaries, has just done. The approach in their all-new first dictionary for infants and lower juniors blends the traditional with the modern. ...what this dictionary has in spades is a
simplicity and directness that will appeal to youngster, and be welcomed by parents and educators.
...Well designed and easy to use, this is a dictionary with a long life ahead of it - not filed away gathering dust on a shelf; but on desks and work-tables, where it belongs.
Manchester Evening News
`You'll get no 'oohs' and 'aahs' of delight from recipients, but in weeks, months, and years to follow, this Illustrated Dictionary will give pleasure and be useful. The illustrations alone are stunning, as well as being effectively used to highlight some of the entries, each of which is made
intelligible by being included in a sample sentence. Looking up words becomes a genuine pleasure.
Julia Eccleshare, The Guardian Review
`What a wonderful idea! An empowering dictionary that's fun to read and great fun to look at. ... The humour and snippets of word-based information will appeal to a wide audience. Unique - and very welcome.'
`Emma Chichester-Clark's illustrations, with their humour, imagination and child's eye view of the world, make this one for every nursery school and young family in the country.
`Parents and children will love dipping into this fun-filled dictionary. Various factors combine to make it a winner ... it is beautifully illustrated by one of the foremost children's artists'
The Herald (Glasgow)
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