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Richard Scarry's Storybook Dictionary [Hardcover]

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June 1966
This truly unique word book for children contains over 700 entries, each telling its own separate and complete little story with a setting, plot, and characters, all in Richard Scarry's playful style. Kids will love following the antics of Baby Cat who's always causing mischief, Ma Bear's disastrous cooking adventures, and Mrs. Fishhead's outrageous hats while they learn alphabetical sequence, letter and word recognition, and get practice in spelling. A delightful and hilarious romp for kids and adults alike!, , For learning the alphabet, practicing spelling, and building vocabulary, nothing beats this hilarious word book. It's packed with over 700 entries, each with its own characters, setting, and plot. Kids will read about mischievious Baby Cat, Ma Bear's kitchen disasters, Mrs. Fishhead's outrageous hats, and much, much more....
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5.0 out of 5 stars My daughter's favorite book! Nov. 23 1999
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Format:Hardcover
I highly reccomend this book! It's full of illustrations and words, but it always uses each word in context of a sentence, so the child will understand exactly what each word means. Of course, being a Richard Scarry book, it also is extremely entertaining for parent and child. We read this one every day by my daughter's request. Such a good book for your collection!
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Amazon.com: 4.9 out of 5 stars  15 reviews
38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My daughter's favorite book! Nov. 23 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I highly reccomend this book! It's full of illustrations and words, but it always uses each word in context of a sentence, so the child will understand exactly what each word means. Of course, being a Richard Scarry book, it also is extremely entertaining for parent and child. We read this one every day by my daughter's request. Such a good book for your collection!
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This book played a big part in my daughter's development Oct. 25 2004
By R. Wolff - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
My daughter, who is in the first grade, is reading at the fourth or fifth grade level. She could read before she turned four, and I think a big part of that was this book. We had the old, politically incorrect version, and we literally read it to pieces. Now I'm ordering for my niece, who just turned one. This book is a great vocabulary builder for little ones. One word of warning: after the five hundredth reading it gets a little old for the adults, but it is a great book for learning vocabulary and spelling of everyday words.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Over 2,500 words with 1000 pictures! We want a reprint! Aug. 18 2000
By Rebecca of Amazon - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
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.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A children's classic Dec 2 2006
By calvinnme - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
My youngest sister was born in 1965, and I remember when she got this for her fourth birthday. She and I both had many children's books as youngsters, and this is the one that both of us remember best. I would read to her and show her the pictures, and it would hold her interest even at that young age. She would laugh with delight at the antics of all of the animals in the book, particularly "Babykins", a particularly ill behaved kitten sitting in a high chair and throwing its food around with a spoon when nobody was looking. When my sister was grown and had her own children, this is the book that she would mention as wanting a copy of to give to them. I highly recommend it. Besides having a method that works at holding children's interest, you just don't see craftsmanship in illustrations like this anymore.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Richard Scarry's Stroybook Dictionary July 3 2000
By Vicky Hepperle - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This is a wonderful book for children to pour through on their own, or read to them, (one letter at a time), for learning letters, we read about the letter we've been working on that day. For increasing their vocabulary, and understanding of vocabulary, it's been invaluable. The pictures are there for the more visual learner, and for the younger ages. When you read a word, it will show all forms of the word, plus use them in sentences. The sentences and pictures are humorous, using situations we encounter every day, or feel grateful that we haven't. I think it also helps with learning to deal with difficult situations that we encounter too.
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