Series: Illustrated dictionaries and thesauruses
By James Maclaine
A fantastic resource to help children boost their word power, both when writing and talking. Words and their synonyms are grouped in over 90 topics, including for example, animal words, noisy words, fairytale words, jobs, sports, monsters, weather and lots more. Children can choose a topic relevant for their story, or look for a word in the Word Finder index. Colourful pictures illustrate many of the word meanings, and there are writing tips, word games and internet links to other carefully chosen writing resources online.
James Maclaine joined Usborne Publishing in 2010. Since then he’s written books about meerkats, donkeys and several critters besides, come up with hundreds of drawing, doodling and colouring ideas, and devised puzzles and things to do for a range of activity books. But an illustrated thesaurus and a picture book about manners are the titles that he’s proudest to have authored. Recently, James walked a thousand miles across France and Spain, but he decided to come back to his job in London — because what could be better than writing books for children?
For links to specially selected websites with video clips and activities or a pronunciation guide for this book, visit the Usborne Quicklinks website.