I love Roald Dahl because thanks to him and Johnny Depp with his spectacular Willy Wonka I discovered Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and an imaginary world interesting and captivating. I read all the Wonka books and I continued with many others as well.
So I requested without any kind of hesitation apart a Road Dahl biography for trying to understand much better who this author was in real life, The Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary by Susan Rennie and Roald Dahl published by the Oxford University Press thinking just later...
Bloody hell, I am italian and now?
When I opened this dictionary at first I was a bit "scared."
Well, I can tell you I would have wanted a similar italian or English or Latin or Greek or french dictionary like this one!
It's truly truly, truly funny, humorous, and your children will fall in love for it.
It is completely colored, funny, thanks to Quentin Black's illustrations and captivating. Thanks to a lot of anecdotes, stories, new words created by Dahl your children will learn with joy and happiness not just the most common English words, but also other funny new ones inserted in Dahl's books. Dahl was a creative like PG Wodehouse.
So be careful when they will speak to you after that they will have read this dictionary. Maybe they will use Dahl's words...
You can't never know..
So, dear parent don't worry, be hopscotchy! ;-) and buy this dictionary without any kind of perplexities to your children. Money very well spent trust me because, for once, I can tell you this, they will open the dictionary with love and curiosity and they will read it with interest!
I thank NetGalley for this book.
Anna Maria Polidori