Barron's First Thesaurus by Andrew Delahunty

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Barron's First Thesaurus, written and illustrated for primary school children, will help them build their vocabularies as they are introduced to the idea of a thesaurus. The first thing they learn is that a thesaurus isn't the same as a dictionary. It's purpose is to present many synonyms for each of its main entries--or headwords--while a dictionary focuses more attention on word definitions. This good-looking volume presents more than 100 headwords--one headword to a page--then provides a short definition that includes synonyms an example sentence, a separate list of synonyms, and where appropriate, an antonym. Young readers will find a total of more than 1,000 synonyms that will strengthen their vocabularies and improve their writing styles for classroom assignments. Each alphabetically listed headword appears in an attractive layout with cartoon-style color illustrations to help clarify word meanings. Kids will discover that using a thesaurus is not only instructive, but fun, too!
 

About Andrew Delahunty

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Andrew Delahunty is a dictionary editor who has worked on many highly regarded reference volumes. He, Sheile Dignen and Penelope Stock are freelance lexicographers. Steve Cox began his career working in design and character merchandising, eventually handling all the licensing and product design for Count Duckula, one of the most popular animation series on Thames TV in England. However, he decided to return to art, and has since illustrated hundreds of children's books, including complex pop-ups. Cox's first picture book was Pigs Might Fly for which he won a Red House Children's Book Award. His other books include The Diary of a Killer Cat and Ants in my Pants as well as many others.
 
Published February 1, 2005 by Barron's Educational Series. 128 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books.