Merriam-Webster's First Dictionary

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A revised and updated beginner’s dictionary written for children in grades K–2, ages 5–7.

  • Formerly Merriam-Webster’s Primary Dictionary, this reference for young readers introduces almost 3,000 words using 1,000 entries with hundreds of captivating illustrations by Ruth Heller
  • Full sentences are used to discuss definitions, common phrases, and usage examples in age-appropriate language to show how words are used in context
  • Many entries include alternate meanings, word histories, related words, and the way words sound
  • Teaches basic dictionary skills: alphabetization, spelling, parts of speech, letter sounds, use of synonyms and antonyms, homographs and homophones
  • Jokes, riddles, poems, and fun facts based on word play make learning fun
  • References to popular stories, fairy tales, myths, and nursery rhymes spark imagination and encourage language exploration

Format: Laminated Hardcover
Pages: 448
Size: 8 3/4” x 11 1/8”
ISBN: 978-0-87779-274-1


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