Oxford First Rhyming Dictionary by John Foster

Oxford First Rhyming Dictionary

Written by John Foster
Illustrated by Mary McQuillan, Katie Saunders, Charlotte Canty

5+ readers   
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5+ (Years 1 – 3, KS 2 & 3). Newly updated. An innovative illustrated first rhyming dictionary with rhyming words, rhyming families even raps! This dictionary will help children build phonic and spelling knowledge in a fun way and is a brilliant support for children who want to write poetry.


Oxford First Rhyming Dictionary by John Foster

The Oxford First Rhyming Dictionary is organised alphabetically and contains rhyming words, rhyming families, rhyming sounds, phonics, poems and illustrations. It is the ideal tool to build children's phonic and spelling knowledge in fun way. It also helps children to write their own poetry, rap, slogans, songs or rhyming stories or simply to extend their vocabulary. The 60 original poems compiled by the well-known children's poet, John Foster, are illustrated with quirky artwork throughout. Tested with children and teachers. This book is a must for every home and classroom. The big book version contains Notes and activities for teachers to use for whole class teaching - investigating first referencing skills to phonics and creating lively poetry. Indexes are not included in the big book version.


If your child is ever at a loss for a rhyming word, there's a veritable feast of them on offer in an innovative new rhyming dictionary aimed at five to eight-year-olds, which has been tested by teachers and children. Eastern Daily Press John Foster's colourful and accessible First Rhyming Dictionary is a wonderful resource for young writers. Junior Education This is an attractive rhyming dictionary that will not only encourage children to have fun composing rhymes and poems, but also teach them about spelling.

About the Author

John Foster

John Foster is one of the nations best loved and highly regarded children's poets.

He was born in Carlisle, then educated at Denstone College in Staffordshire and Brasenose College, Oxford. For over twenty years John taught English at various Oxfordshire comprehensive schools. He is now a full-time writer and much in demand in schools and libraries as a performance poet. John's poetry anthologies present children with original and contemporary poetry, proving that poetry is both accessible and fun.

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80 pages


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Publication date

2nd October 2008




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