Kingfisher First Encyclopedia

Kingfisher First Encyclopedia

by Ruth Thomson
     
 
Simple and fun to use, the alphabetically arranged book devotes a brightly illustrated page or double page spread to each topic, enabling novice researchers to find information on their own. Clearly labeled and captioned illustrations complement the short text blocks, add valuable information, and help make this a book young readers will want to use. Helpful

Overview

Simple and fun to use, the alphabetically arranged book devotes a brightly illustrated page or double page spread to each topic, enabling novice researchers to find information on their own. Clearly labeled and captioned illustrations complement the short text blocks, add valuable information, and help make this a book young readers will want to use. Helpful introductory matter offers suggestions on how to use an encyclopedia. Both accessible and authoritative, this book is the perfect choice for children who are ready to begin using reference books on their own. Special Features: Over 1,000 appealing, colorful photographs and illustrations. Clear and easy-to-understand definitions. Over 1,500 headwords, as well as hands-on activities. Vocabulary carefully chosen for the 5-8 year old reading level. Cross-references encourage further exploration.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The self-consciously wacky Crazy Creature Concepts series of paper-over-board books by Hannah Reidy, illus. by Clare Mackie, turns cartwheels to make learning visually amusing. In Crazy Creature Contrasts, a menagerie of critters, sporting an assortment of bizarre physical traits like curlicue tails, skinny striped legs and silly grins, demonstrates opposites. And a band of the egg-shaped creatures strap skates onto their skinny feet, whizzing up, down, under and through, to teach prepositions in Crazy Creature Capers. More concepts are forthcoming. (DeAgostini [Stewart, Tabori & Chang, dist.], $6.95 each 26p ages 3-up ISBN 1-899883-44-4; -45-2; Sept.)
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3-This fact-filled, visually appealing, one-volume encyclopedia is a stimulating introductory reference tool. The 88 succinct, alphabetically arranged entries are well chosen for the intended audience, and include topics such as books, cars, dinosaurs, insects, and inventions. Handsomely designed full- and double-page spreads, which feature colorful borders, large, clear print, highlighted entry words, and intriguing fact boxes, are devoted to each subject. Profuse, high-quality, full-color illustrations and photos, elucidated by informative captions and labels, complement the lively, authoritative text. Uniquely coded cross-references facilitate readers' search for further relevant material within the logically organized work. A complete table of contents, accessible glossary, and precise index complete the package. Carol Watson's My First Encyclopedia (DK, 1993) also explores concepts that appeal to youngsters. However, the subject coverage is different, as the themes range from a child's daily experiences (e.g., families, pets) to an investigation of the outer world (e.g., deserts, space). Both titles will serve as ideal springboards to more sophisticated encyclopedias.-Hillary Jan Donitz-Goldstein, New York Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753450109
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
09/01/1996
Series:
Kingfisher First Reference Series
Edition description:
1st American ed
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.76(w) x 11.09(h) x 0.85(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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