Item description for The Kingfisher First Dictionary (Kingfisher First Reference) by John Grisewood...
Overview User friendly and readable, this attractive dictionary will be the first word in vocabulary building for your preschool and elementary school children! It's the only dictionary for this age level to include lively word games and activities that reinforce dictionary skills. And with over 1,500 definitions, 1,000 color photographs and illustrations, pronunciation guides, and more---you can't go wrong! 180 pages, hardcover.
Packed with pictures, this dictionary is a visual treasure trove just right for children who are ready to begin using reference books on their own. Because it's fun for kids to use, this is an ideal first reference. It is the only dictionary for this age level to include word games and activities that entertain as they reinforce dictionary skills. Additional vocabulary words are featured on generously illustrated pages covering such high interest topics as animals, colors, flowers, games, and planets. Accessible and authoritative, this dictionary also explains confusing words, many word origins, and all the basic information about how we use words. Special Features: Over 1,000 appealing, colorful photographs and illustrations. Over 1,500 headwords and simple sentences provide examples of word usage and clear and easy-to-understand definitions. Includes word games and activities. Vocabulary carefully chosen for the 5-8 year old reading level. Includes spelling tips and pronunciation guide.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.1" Width: 8.73" Height: 0.82" Weight: 2.35 lbs.
Release Date Oct 25, 1995
ISBN 1856975770 ISBN13 9781856975773 UPC 046442975773
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More About John Grisewood
John Grisewood is the author of the best-selling The Kingfisher First Dictionary.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Kingfisher First Dictionary (Kingfisher First Reference)?
They use it in my son's Kindergarten class... Mar 24, 2007
They use it in my son's Kindergarten class, which is why I ordered it for his birthday. The pictures are crisp clear colorful and interesting. He loves sitting and looking at it and looking up words (and I never would have thought he'd be such a book worm!). There are a few words that he wanted to look up that were not in there...cheetah, for intance. But it is a good starter dictionary and since we have 3 children, I am sure it will get passed down even if he moves on to something more complex quicker than we thought.
Appealing and informative first dictionary. Apr 22, 2000
This first dictionary has an attractive and easy-to-read format, loaded with full color photographs and drawings. Each word is in large bold type, followed by its definition and sometimes an example of its usage. Illustrations help early readers locate the word they are looking for. The book also includes some large full page charts, such as the human body with outer parts labeled (limbs and facial features- not internal organs) and a page of dinosaurs. But one will not find many specific types of dinosaurs or whales here, just the basics. Eventually older kids will need to move on to a dictionary with more specific words.