Author(s): Beth Norling
This picture dictionary is for children who are in their first year of reading. The dictionary:- entertains with attractive illustrations- presents each word clearly to assist young readers- conveys the meaning in easy-to-read, helpful sentences- encourages children to use a dictionaryChildren at this stage of development are building on early competence in spoken and written language. They are also adapting what they know about language to communicate more effectively.Guided use of the Macquarie Children's Dictionary will enhance children's understanding about some simple features of written language which are crucial to their continued development in reading and writing. - Rosalie Nott, Education Consultant.This new edition has been completely updated with new illustrations and examples.
The Macquarie Dictionary was first published in print in 1981 and has been online since 2003. It contains the complete record of English as it is used in Australia, and is nationally and internationally regarded as the standard reference on Australian English. The Macquarie Dictionary -- Australia's national dictionary. www.macquariedictionary.com.au