Merriam-Webster's First Dictionary

Revised & Updated Edition New for 2012

Merriam-Webster's First Dictionary

By:  Merriam-Webster Inc.

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448 pg

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

• Introduces young readers to almost 3,000 words using 1,000 entries—many new and revised for 2012—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.

Since 1937. Merriam-Webster is America's foremost publisher of language-related reference works. The company publishes a diverse array of print and electronic products, including Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, Eleventh Edition – America's best-selling desk dictionary – and Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Merriam-Webster can be considered the direct lexicographical heir of Noah Webster. In 1843, the company bought the rights to the 1841 edition of Webster's magnum opus, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Corrected and Enlarged. At the same time, they secured the rights to create revised editions of the work. Since that time, Merriam-Webster editors have carried forward Noah Webster's work, creating some of the most widely used and respected dictionaries and reference books in the world.