This wonderful large format book is an ideal first ABC dictionary for sharing with young children to the threshold of learning to read, designed to help children develop their vocabulary and learn to recognise whole words. An abundance of charm and humour is achieved using a range of delightful animal characters. Each headword is incorporated into a simple sentence, to show word usage, and accompanied by an illustration. Key letters can be copied or traced by children with their fingers. The full alphabet runs across the top of each spread, in capitals and lower case. Included is an introduction for adults explaining how to get the most out of the dictionary plus a range of fun spreads that explore simple concepts such as colours, shapes and numbers.