Monday, 20 May 2019

"The Dictionary of Difficult Words" by Jane Solomon and Louise Lockhart (Frances Lincoln Children's Books)

Have you ever read through a dictionary for fun? No? OK it's just me that's a bit weird then - but I've always been fascinated by words and the origins of them, and love passing on that fascination to my daughter.

So "The Dictionary of Difficult Words" by Lexicographer Jane Solomon, with illustrations by Louise Lockhart is absolutely perfect.

Not only does it increase your word (and brain) power with a ton of tongue-twistingly brilliant new words, it illustrates them with whimsical and humorous drawings to accompany the language.

Prepare to amaze and bamboozle your teacher and your friends with a QI-Busting selection of amazing new words to add to your own vocabulary.

Celebrating language has never been more fun, let's take a look inside this fabulous book then...!

We are definitely Ailurophiles at ReadItDaddy Towers
Each of the terms is provided phonetically, so you can learn how to say them as well as spell them.

Not just a dictionary, but a fascinating compendium of complex words!
What an absolutely brilliant idea for a children's book!

Sum this book up in a sentence: Time to increase your word power with a brilliant reference book that's actually an enjoyable cover-to-cover read too!

"The Dictionary of Difficult Words" by Jane Solomon and Louise Lockhart is out now, published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books (kindly supplied for review).