This is not an ordinary dictionary. Lots of dictionaries tell you what an ‘alligator’ is, or how to spell ‘balloon’, but they won’t explain the difference between a ‘ringbeller’ and a ‘trogglehumper’. All the words that Roald Dahl invented are here, with real citations from Roald Dahl’s children’s books and illustrations by Quentin Blake, to inspire and encourage young writers and readers.
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Answers to the Roald Dahl Thesaurus activity sheets.
Find all the gobblefunk words in this Roald Dahl crossword.
Draw a picture of a murderful giant and label its body parts – from its foulsome teeth to its thirstbloody eyes…
Learn about etymology by guessing which words come from which origins.
Circle the names of all the extra-usual creatures from Roald Dahl’s stories.
Can you spot the odd one out in these lists of related words?
Can you invent your own extra-usual tree, plant or flower?
The BFG has a surplus of snozzcumbers! Can you create a new recipe to help him use them up?
Can you fill in each of the blanks with a synonym of ‘said’?
Cheeky chiddlers will love foxing grown-ups with Roald Dahl’s mischievously insulting language. Plus get ready to be goose-gruggled and fluckgungled by the raft of snippets of serious language facts they will learn too. This little book is full of vermicious tips, definitions and examples from the World’s No.1 storyteller.
Explore Roald Dahl’s imaginative language, learn about words and get inspired to create your own phizz-whizzing stories with these books and activities.
Can you predict the weather for Willy Wonka and write a forecast?
Choose the correct word to match each of the descriptions.
Have a go at making your very own magic potion recipe, just like George and his marvellous mixtures or The Grand High Witch and her potent potions!
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