Kingfisher Children's Illustrated Dictionary and Thesaurus

Kingfisher Children's Illustrated Dictionary and Thesaurus

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by George Marshall
     
 

Fun and easy to use, The Junior Illustrated Dictionary & Thesaurus is the ideal choice for upper elementary and middle-school children who are beginning to expand their vocabulary. Comprehensive and authoritative, it defines more than 4,000 words with clear, age-appropriate entries, and also includes a thesaurus with more than 5,000 headwords. Plenty of sample

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Fun and easy to use, The Junior Illustrated Dictionary & Thesaurus is the ideal choice for upper elementary and middle-school children who are beginning to expand their vocabulary. Comprehensive and authoritative, it defines more than 4,000 words with clear, age-appropriate entries, and also includes a thesaurus with more than 5,000 headwords. Plenty of sample sentences offer further clarification, while the intuitive pronunciation guides make difficult words easy to say. Hundreds of bright photographs and illustrations contribute extra vocabulary information and make this book a verbal and visual treasure trove.
Special features include
Full-color, high-interest topic boxes provide an in-depth look at selected subjects and related vocabulary
Color-coded guide words and alphabet strings on page edges that make words easy to look up
Vocabulary panels
Definitions clearly identifying parts of speech, different word forms, and alternate spellings
Information about synonyms, antonyms, and key language topics

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“The clear definitions of words will help to strengthen a young person's vocabulary...The pictures and drawings complement and clarify the definitions. ” —Children's Literature
Children's Literature
This illustrated children's dictionary is designed to teach young children new language skills and the use of alphabetical reference books. The clear definitions of words will help to strengthen a young person's vocabulary. The book is organized in two sections. The front section is the dictionary, where words are easily found and the illustrations and pictures are printed in four-color. The pictures and drawings complement and clarify the definitions. Each page has the alphabet on the side, and the letter that is described on that particular page is highlighted in blue so that younger children will be able to quickly find the definition they are looking for. The back section is a thesaurus, and the layout is different enough from the dictionary that children will easily be able to tell the difference. Besides explaining normal definitions, parts of speech, forms, and verb tenses, the dictionary emphasizes various words that sound the same but have different meanings (homophones), explains how to pronounce words that are difficult or awkward to say, and gives the antonym of several words. Some of the words are on a feature page that gives more depth into the vocabulary and subject matter. 2003, Kingfisher Publications,
— Nicole Peterson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753456538
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
07/10/2003
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
9.12(w) x 10.73(h) x 1.01(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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Kingfisher Children's Illustrated Dictionary and Thesaurus 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My grandson was excited to have his own dictionary and thesaurus. We looked up words as he was doing his homework. The problem was - most words he wanted to look up weren't in there! He is too young for a regular dictionary but, I guess at 6, he is too old for this one! I think I need one that's in between. My daughter is a teacher and said it is a nice book but it's hard to find the right fit for our boy. Most everything he does is 8-11 years old. I'll keep looking....