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By Oxford Owl, posted on 9th September 2021

Book of the Month: Roald Dahl Scrumptious & Delumptious Words

Roald Dahl Scrumptious & Delumptious Words

Written by Kay Woodward and illustrated by Quentin Blake

Age 7+

Unleash your child’s splendiferous storytelling skills with the latest additions to our collection of gloriously giftable Roald Dahl language books.

Roald Dahl Scrumptious & Delumptious Words feasts on Roald Dahl’s many lip-smackingly glorious (and downright disgusterous) words about food. We’re also excited to announce Roald Dahl Beastly & Bewildering Words, inspired by Roald Dahl’s stories of fantabulous animals, frightswiping creatures and bewildering beastliness! 

Each book is packed full of language facts, word origins and more, straight from the pages of the world’s number 1 storyteller, alongside Quentin Blake’s inimitable illustrations. The books will encourage your child to develop a love of words, broaden their vocabulary and build their confidence with language to help them use real words, Roald Dahl words or even their own made-up words brilliantly in their writing.

 

Win a Roald Dahl language book bundle

To celebrate the publication of these Roald Dahl language books, we’re offering one lucky winner the chance to win the complete set: Roald Dahl Scrumptious & Delumptious Words, Roald Dahl Beastly & Bewildering Words, Roald Dahl Rotsome & Repulsant Words and Roald Dahl Words of Magical Mischief.

To enter, simply comment on the competition post at the top of the Oxford Owl Facebook page with your child’s favourite scrumptious and delumptious food.

Enter on Facebook now >
Competition opens on Roald Dahl Story Day on Monday 13th September 2021

UK residents only. Entry closes at 11.59pm on Sunday 26th September 2021. Terms and Conditions apply (PDF).

 

About the books

Roald Dahl Scrumptious & Delumptious Words

Written by Kay Woodward and illustrated by Quentin Blake

Every child who loves Roald Dahl’s stories knows all about snozzcumbers, frobscottle, crrrabcrrruncher claws and everlasting gobstoppers, but have they spotted all the other lip-smackingly glorious and downright yucksome words? Have they discovered how the clever use of foodie words can spice up a story of their own?

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Roald Dahl Beastly & Bewildering Words

Written by Kay Woodward and illustrated by Quentin Blake

Every child who loves Roald Dahl’s stories knows all about the diabolical giants in Giant Country, how beastly Miss Trunchbull is and how unpleasant it would be to eat a slugburger, but have they spotted all the clever ways Roald Dahl uses language in his brilliant stories? Have they discovered how to write about animals and people in a way that makes their own stories wild?

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About the Writer

Roald Dahl Scrumptious & Delumptious Words and Roald Dahl Beastly & Bewildering Words have been compiled by Kay Woodward. Kay has written over 150 children’s books, including storybooks, series fiction and picture books. She is the ideal person to take to a pub quiz, as long as the topics include Jane Eyre, ice skating, Brunel, Emmeline Pankhurst, lightning, fairies, bridges, Roald Dahl, Christmas and chocolate, because she has written about them.