Fun and easy to use, The Kingfisher Children's Illustrated Dictionary and Thesaurus by George Marshall 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
·Definitions clearly identifying parts of speech, different word forms, and alternate spellings
·Information about synonyms, antonyms, and key language topics
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George Marshall has always been fascinated by words and languages. He is the author of several children's reference books, including four titles in the Chambers Fun with English series. He lives in Surrey, England.Review:
“One of the challenges when designing books for children is to present information in a way that is appealing to them. The second edition of The Kingfisher Children's Illustrated Dictionary and Thesaurus meets this challenge. The design of the book makes it intuitive for students to use. . . . The illustrations and information on these pages will spark the imagination of the reader. . . . This book would be a good resource for elementary-school-age students and is recommended for both elementary-school and public libraries.” ―Booklist
“Revised from the 2003 edition, this new combination dictionary and thesaurus has a slightly more sophisticated look with the same basic features. Students can learn proper pronounciation, parts of speech, and spelling tips. Illustrations accompany many of the entries, and full page spreads on random topics add interest.” ―Library Media Connection
“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
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