Formerly Merriam-Webster's Primary Dictionary, this reference for young readers introduces 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
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