Barron's First Thesaurus

Barron's First Thesaurus

by Andrew Delahunty, Steve Cox
     
 

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This new edition of Barron's First Thesaurus includes updated entries and fresh, new computer-animation style graphics. It's still the perfect way to help kids develop a love of language. Engaging entries include definitions, descriptive illustrations, and example sentences to instruct youngsters on hundreds of different words that share the same meaning.

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This new edition of Barron's First Thesaurus includes updated entries and fresh, new computer-animation style graphics. It's still the perfect way to help kids develop a love of language. Engaging entries include definitions, descriptive illustrations, and example sentences to instruct youngsters on hundreds of different words that share the same meaning. They'll learn that slim, lean, and slender are different ways of saying thin, or that drawings, photos, cartoons, and portraits are all types of pictures. Entries may also include related words and antomyms, giving kids even more reference for expanding vocabulary and enhancing writing projects. A color-coded thumb index along the side of each page and a traditional index at the back of the book make it quick and easy to find words. Full-color illustrations throughout.

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School Library Journal
Gr 1-5-This excellent, easy-to-use resource is arranged alphabetically. Each page has one headword set off in red, followed by synonyms, definitions, related words, and examples of usage. Oftentimes, antonyms are included as well. The book is designed to introduce students to the thesaurus and how to use it for building vocabulary and adding variety and liveliness to their writing. The relevant, color cartoon illustrations are eye-catching. For example, the headword "bend" is illustrated with cars on a road bending in various ways. The definition states, "If you bend something, you change its shape so it is not straight any more." Related words are "curves," "turns," "twists," "winds," and "zigzag." A first purchase.-Donna Marie Wagner, Harris County Public Library, Houston, TX Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764131592
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/01/2005
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

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