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PICTURE DICTIONARY: A FIRST SEE-AND-SAY BOOK (Patchwork Series)

Author: Felicia Law

Illustrator: Paula Knight

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Publisher: Mercury Junior, ©2005

Material: hard cover

Summary: This is a dictionary that is sorted by category (e.g., music) and groups items to help children identify them. This is a picture book for young children.

Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 4; read yourself: 6 to 8

Interest Level: 0 to 4

Age of Child: Read with nearly 4-year-old child.

Young Reader Reaction: Our preschooler was quite proud of the fact that s/he knew many of the objects without being asked/prompted. It lead to subsequent independent "reading" without Mom or Dad around.

Adult Reader Reaction: It was fun to watch our preschooler teach Pooh words. As a teaching tool, parents need to have this book in their library very early on.

Pros: The book allows very young children to recognize things that are similar. The illustrations are bright and the objects offer variety beyond your normal fare.

Cons: None, really.

Borrow or Buy: This could go either way. If you're looking for a great book for new parents. Go with this one (and the others In this set). For preschoolers, borrow it at the library, it's shelf-life will be short.

If You Liked This Book, Try: BABY EINSTEIN: Wordsworth's Book of Words; A Bilingual Book of Words   ALPHABET: A FIRST ABC BOOK (Patchwork Series)   COLOR: A FIRST POEM BOOK ABOUT COLOR (Patchwork Series)

Educational Themes: This is a great toddler book for object identification. You can play guessing games, matching games (e.g., color) and word games.

Literary Categories: Nonfiction - picture book, series book, dictionary

Date(s) Reviewed: November 2005

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