This dictionary takes children on a magical journey while at the same time developing early dictionary skills. * 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 * 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?R (2000).