Synopses & Reviews
Created especially for preschoolers and children in the first years of school, this dictionary lists nine hundred words, arranged alphabetically and illustrated with lively full-color drawings. The same families and pets recur in the pictures, presenting children with a familiar cast of characters. The A-to-Z list is complemented by nine thematic illustrations at the back of the book that feature related vocabulary grouped in settings such as a classroom, a supermarket, and an apartment. Includes word list developed by professional dictionary editors and educational consultants. The dictionary is updated with new art and a new cover. Front matter includes an informational note to teachers and parents.
About the Author
The Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries and of other reference titles published by Houghton Mifflin Company are trained lexicographers with a varied array of interests and expertise. Most of the editors hold graduate degrees and have studied at least one foreign language. Several have degrees in linguistics or in the history of the English language. Others have degrees in science or sometimes other disciplines. All the editors familiarize themselves with the vocabulary in specific subject areas, collect materials on new developments and usage, and work in association with consultants to ensure that the content of our publications is as accurate and as up-to-date as possible.