Webster's New World Children's Dictionary is aimed to be a dictionary for older elementary students that fills in the gap between picture-based dictionaries (meant for very young children) and more specific, detailed dictionaries (meant for older adults). It's sort of a combination of these two extremes in that it includes wonderful illustrations along with detailed descriptions of the terms.
I purchased this dictionary for my 10 year old son and I couldn't be happier. At just under 1000 pages this is a very comprehensive reference dictionary containing over 30,000 words. The definitions are easy to read (as the font size isn't too small) and the illustrations were very colorful.
The only negative thing I can say regarding this book is (obviously) that it doesn't contain definitions for a lot of words. Initially I thought this wouldn't be a problem, but my son brought home a homework assignment where he had to define twenty terms and this book only contained fifteen of them. I didn't find this to be too big of a deal as I just helped him find those definitions in my more "adult" dictionary. I felt this was a good way to help him get prepared for the more detailed dictionaries he would be using later in life. Highly recommended.
Review Posted By mowmow On 2010-09-21 At 22:14:59