Richard Scarry books are delightful and teach children about life and language. This particular book is one of the most interesting ways to teach children over 2,500 words.
On the inside cover all the animals introduce themselves. There are cats, mice, pigs, bears, chickens and just about every animal you can think of. These entertaining animals appear on various pages and help to tell the story of words.
The words are organized according to the alphabet just as in an adult dictionary. Most of the words are used in a sentence and they all have illustrations. Some of the items are combined into one large picture. When "Ali Cat" is coloring on one page, each crayon and the color is displayed on the page. The words: colors, colored, coloring are also typed next to the original word "color." In this way you can use all the words in sentences to teach your children even more word usage.
Yes, there are plenty of silly things to make children laugh. I found the artwork very amusing in some places. There are so many pictures, you cannot possibly see everything in one, two, or even three readings. This is a book your child will enjoy for years. I would like to see a reprint of this classic children's dictionary.
~The Rebecca Review