The Firefly Junior Visual Dictionary

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9781554071890: The Firefly Junior Visual Dictionary

12,000 terms, 2,000 illustrations and 500 topics -- a visual dictionary that's educational and fun to use.

From the animal kingdom to the world of sports, from public places to the sciences, The Firefly Junior Visual Dictionary explores a wide range of subjects that interest young readers. Meticulously labeled illustrations along with an extraordinary degree of detail help define words both simply and precisely.

The more than 12,000 terms are defined within 22 themes:

  • Astronomy
  • Science
  • Geography
  • Energy
  • Geology
  • Transportation and machinery
  • Weather
  • Arts
  • Environment
  • Architecture
  • Plant kingdom
  • Music
  • Animal kingdom
  • Communications
  • Human being
  • Society
  • Food
  • Sports
  • Clothing and personal objects
  • Leisure activities and games
  • House
  • Symbols

Based on the hugely popular The Firefly Visual Dictionary, the content has been specially edited for young readers. Thoroughly annotated illustrations help children acquire new vocabulary. Color-coded tabs and an extensive index make it simple to find a particular word or subject.

The Firefly Junior Visual Dictionary will be an indispensable resource in the classroom, in the library or at home.

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About the Author:

Jean-Claude Corbeil is a consultant and expert in linguistic planning with a worldwide reputation in the fields of comparative terminology and sociolinguistics.

Ariane Archambault is a specialist in applied linguistics who taught foreign languages before becoming a terminologist and editor of dictionaries.

From Booklist:

At first glance, it's hard to tell the intended audience for this dictionary because it could be used by either children or adults. Closer inspection reveals that it is designed for younger users; the section on the human body has illustrations of people wearing bathing suits, and there is nothing on the reproductive system.

Items are arranged under 22 broad topics such as "Astronomy," "Music," and "Transportation." These color-coded sections are further divided; for example, "Geography" has subsections on continents, cartography, and maps. Each subsection begins with a brief paragraph that orients the user to the topic and one or two pages of labeled illustrations. The scale of the illustrations varies so that the iguana looks larger than either the alligator or crocodile on the same page. The point size on the labels is quite small, and there is no pronunciation guide for terms that might not be familiar. Terms are indexed alphabetically.

This volume is a smaller version of the 35,000-term I^ Firefly Visual Dictionary (2000). There are 12,000 terms and 2,000 illustrations for everyday objects like suitcases, airplanes, and different kinds of gloves. A good visual dictionary has a place on the ready-reference shelf, and elementary and school libraries, as well as public libraries that serve bilingual populations, will find the I^ Firefly Junior dictionary a useful addition to their collections. Dona Helmer
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