Synopses & Reviews
This colorful and engaging bilingual English/Spanish dictionary will help young children develop an interest in letters, sounds, reading, and writing. The pages contain a variety of everyday English words in alphabetical order with their Spanish language equivalents. Full color.
My Very Own Big Spanish Dictionary / Mi gran diccionario de espanol is a colorful and engaging bilingual English/Spanish dictionary that will help young children develop an interest in letters, sounds, reading, and writing. The pages contain a variety of everyday English words in alphabetical order with their Spanish language equivalents and are illustrated by Pamela Zagarenskiand#8217;s captivating and easy-to-identify drawings. A useful index alphabetized in Spanish directs the child to the corresponding English word in the text and reinforces meaning with a miniature version of the illustration found at the dictionary entry. The 165 words have been selected by the editors of the American Heritageand#174; Dictionaries for their familiarity and age-appropriateness. Special sections on numbers, colors, and shapes introduce children to these basic concepts in English and Spanish. The book also features engaging language activities that make learning fun.
About the Author
Caldecott Honor Medalist Pamela Zagarenski is a brilliant painter of many worlds. As well as illustrating picture books, she creates sculptures and large paintings, which can be viewed at an art gallery in Mystic, Connecticut. She divides her time between Stonington, Connecticut, and her house on Prince Edward Island.
The Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries are a team of professional lexicographers with advanced degrees in various scholarly fields. The editors familiarize themselves with the vocabulary in specific subject areas, collect materials on new developments and usage, and work with expert consultants to ensure that the content of our publications is as accurate and as up-to-date as possible.