Oxford Very First Dictionary by Clare Kirtley

Oxford Very First Dictionary

Written by Clare Kirtley
Illustrated by Georgie Birkett

3+ readers   
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4+ (Reception and Foundation Stage). New 2012 Edition. A very first, fully illustrated, dictionary in alphabetical order the Oxford Very First Dictionary introduces children aged 4+ to the features of a dictionary in an appealing way to help children build alphabet and word skills. Children will find new words easily, will enjoy extending their vocabulary because each word has a simple definition and a picture in order to help visualize the word. Contains familiar words each with a simple definition and an illustration which reinforces the definition. This dictionary includes topic-themed vocabulary at the back of the book.


Oxford Very First Dictionary by Clare Kirtley

A fresh new look for the Oxford Very First Dictionary which introduces children aged 4+ to the features of a dictionary in an appealing way. The dictionary has over 300 familiar words, each with a simple definition and an illustration which reinforces the definition. Each page is clearly laid out so it is easy to pick out the main features - the alphabet down the side of the page, the letter of the page you are on in red. A lovely extra for this age level is the illustrated opening letter - A shows a juicy apple, B shows some buzzing bees. There is also a fully illustrated section at the end with vocabulary on topics related to first learning, e.g. colours, numbers, shapes, days and months, as well as a list of common words and a simple introduction to grammar with a list of verbs or 'doing words'. This is a great introduction to the world of dictionaries. For free downloadable fun word games, puzzles, and activities, go online to the www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools website.

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64 pages


Clare Kirtley
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Oxford University Press

Publication date

3rd May 2012




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