Curious George's Dictionary

Curious George's Dictionary

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by American Heritage Publishing Staff
     
 
The world’s most curious monkey investigates new words in this lively picture dictionary for young children.

Curious George’s Dictionary is an engaging picture dictionary specially designed for children from preschool through first grade. Both entertaining and educationally sound, it features charming illustrations and reflects recent research in

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The world’s most curious monkey investigates new words in this lively picture dictionary for young children.

Curious George’s Dictionary is an engaging picture dictionary specially designed for children from preschool through first grade. Both entertaining and educationally sound, it features charming illustrations and reflects recent research in early childhood literacy, setting it apart from other picture dictionaries.

The main part of the dictionary is an A-Z section containing approximately six hundred words, six words to a page. Each word is illustrated with a full-color drawing, most of which have been created for this book by the popular illustrator Mary O’Keefe Young. More than half the illustrations include a sample sentence that puts the word in a familiar context.

A four-page illustrated story at the front of the book shows George learning how to look up words in his dictionary, drawing children in while introducing them to dictionary skills. At the end of the book, seven one- to two-page illustrations present groups of words related by simple themes such as colors, shapes, and numbers.

Developed in collaboration with educational consultants, the word list includes not only concrete objects but many more abstract concepts, like discover and enough, than do other picture dictionaries. Such words are essential for vocabulary development, and Curious George’s antics bring them alive, making them easy and fun for children to learn.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1

This picture dictionary is intended to introduce children to basic words and concepts. It begins with four pages that show the mischievous monkey receiving the book as a birthday present and learning to use it. The pages that follow have six words each and include abstract notions such as "far," "some," and "before." The definitions are provided through pictures and simple sentences (although some terms, like "ant," "bag," and "dress," have only a picture). When a word has two meanings, for example, "can" and "wave," it has two entries: "The beans are in a can" and "George can paint." Illustrations are done in the style of H. A. Rey's work. This book has use as a resource to introduce the idea of a dictionary, and kids may learn some new words in the process. But from the library shelf, they're likely to choose the traditional stories instead.-Stephanie Farnlacher, Trace Crossings Elementary School, Hoover, AL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547350332
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
08/27/2008
Sold by:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
38 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
4 - 3 Years

Meet the Author

The Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries are a team of professional lexicographers with advanced degrees in various scholarly fields. The editors familiarize themselves with the vocabulary in specific subject areas, collect materials on new developments and usage, and work with expert consultants to ensure that our publications are accurate and up-to-date.

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Curious George's Dictionary 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First i would like to say that I wanted to sample the book first before purchasing. Let me say that reading the copy written pages and who published the book is not what anyone would call a sample!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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