The Dictionary Boy

This amusing – and very sad – tale records the life of Zachariah Sprock – who is unable to speak until the age of 9. An extremely clumsy uncle visiting the family manages to dislodge a dictionary which hits poor Zak on the head – and he can speak! But now he knows the complete dictionary – which alarms everyone. With brilliant illustrations by Mike Tingle, Chris Reeve has created a humorous, witty and ultimately sad poetic tale that will delight children – and their parents.The collaboration between Chris and Mike has created a charming and poignant story out of the most unusual circumstances with the pictures bringing to life the intoxicating verse – and provoking many a wry smile. at the same time providing a serendipitous adventure in rarely seen – and certainly even more rarely heard – words.

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