Synopses & Reviews
Ages 4-6, Grades P-K
Created in collaboration with educational consultants, this delightful book introduces beginning readers to the idea of alphabetical order and prepares them for higher-level dictionaries. Its vivid illustrations and simple example sentences help explain the meanings of over 900 of the words children encounter most often in their reading and in daily life.
A refreshed version of the award-winning Picture Dictionary, a compilation of 900 words most commonly featured in elementary school reading programs for beginning readers, accompanied by playful example sentences and lively full-color drawings by children's illustrator Maggie Swanson.
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.