This edition of the Oxford Junior Illustrated Dictionary features
over 10,000 entries in alphabetical order, in a clear and
accessible design, with many new photographs and illustrations.
Each page is colourful, clear and accessible: simple, easy-to-read
numbered meanings, and word classes. There are also panels that
focus on overused words, words belonging to the same family and key
language features such as connectives or apostrophes. Another
unique feature is the example sentences by well-known children's
authors, such as Dick King-Smith, Jacqueline Wilson and Roald Dahl.
These show the words actually in use to reinforce meaning but they
also hook children in to using language effectively. Unique to
Oxford, they take children beyond looking up a word for spelling or
meaning - and into thinking about reading and writing
independently. The full alphabet appears on every page with a
coloured tab on the letter of the page - plus the dictionary
quartiles are picked out in a vibrant colour. Together, these are
invaluable navigation tools for the child practising their alphabet
skills. Guidewords also appear on every page. Extra material at the
back is accurately levelled for the curriculum at this age. It
includes information for spelling success, punctuation, simple
grammar, key overused words (with alternatives) as well as word
origins, prefixes and suffixes.