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Apr 06 2020

Australian Children's Illustrated Dictionary

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Dorling Kindersley, 2020. ISBN: 9781760896577. 256pp.
All dictionaries contain lists of words with their meaning displayed. This simple dictionary is targeting younger users, and it has a few features that add some valuable detail to the word meaning. The first pages explain basic grammatical terms in easy to understand language. There are also some dictionary-related games prior to the illustrated dictionary lists and at the end of the dictionary are: lists of abbreviations; a phonetic spelling guide; prefixes and suffixes examples; Facts and figures related to measurement; Australian holidays; Numbers plus ordinal numbers and Roman numerals; symbols and a list of countries in the world.
The presentation of this children's dictionary has Dorling Kindersley's clarity and child-friendly quality. The definitions use language that children will be able to understand (there is nothing more frustrating than needing a dictionary to help understand a dictionary meaning!)
This book will sit well in a classroom or school library as a basic reference book. Theme: Dictionary; Words.
Carolyn Hull

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