First Known Use of picture-book
Synonymsabsolute, faultless, flawless, ideal, immaculate, impeccable, indefectible, irreproachable, letter-perfect, picture-book, picture-perfect, seamless, unblemished
Antonymsamiss, bad, censurable, defective, faulty, flawed, imperfect, reproachable
Related Wordsconsummate, expert, masterly; classic, dandy, excellent, fabulous, fine, first-class, first-rate, grand, great, marvelous (or marvellous), prime, superb, superior, superlative, terrific, top, top-notch, unsurpassed; completed, finished, perfected, polished; complete, entire, intact, whole; mint, unbruised, undamaged, unimpaired, uninjured, unmarred, unspoiled; exceptional, fancy, high-grade, special; airtight, bulletproof; accurate, correct, exact, precise; inerrant, infallible, unerring, unfailing
Near Antonymsdeficient, inadequate, incomplete, insufficient, wanting; unfinished, unpolished; fallible; blemished, blighted, broken, damaged, defaced, disfigured, impaired, injured, malformed, marred, misshapen, spoiled, vitiated; atrocious, execrable, wretched; imprecise, inaccurate, incorrect, inexact, wrong
Definition of picture book
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Or visit the section for new picture books at your local library or bookstore, where an ever-lengthening shelf of tomorrow’s classics brings together ingenious storytelling and dazzling art.
Bettye Kearse, a retired pediatrician, has been working to get one of her four books published—three picture books and a nonfiction book—since about 2005.
This year, one stage is dedicated to picture books, another to middle grade books and a third to young adult books.
Hopper shares that Sara loved her picture book about outer space.
Yorinks remained convinced that the illustrations would make for a great picture book.
Today, six manuscripts languish on my laptop—two nonfiction books, two novels, and two picture books.
If a child checks out 10 picture books, the kind of haul librarians love to encourage, and then his mother’s work schedule prevents her from returning them for a week past the due date, that’s $7.
But now the late Theodor Seuss Geisel and his picture books are in the crosshairs of the culture wars, after a Massachusetts school librarian rejected first lady Melania Trump’s donation, claiming the Seuss titles were racist and unneeded.
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First Known Use of picture book
PICTURE-BOOK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of picture-book for English Language Learners
: very pretty or charming : like a picture in a picture book
Definition of picture book for English Language Learners
: a book that has many pictures and is usually for children
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