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Scholastic Children's Thesaurus
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on January 24, 2005
Format: Hardcover
My child is in 3rd grade and must look up synonyms. Very few of the words on her lists are in this book. This is not a helpful book at all. I guess I should buy an adult thesaurus for 3rd grade!
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on April 1, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Our family has greatly enjoyed the Scholastic Children's Dictionary, so it made sense to also get the Scholastic Children's Thesaurus. What a disappointment! Nearly every word my fourth grader looks up (for school work) is not in this book. It is pretty much useless for her school work. Don't bother with it!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on April 2, 2008
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I love the Scholastic Children's Dictionary however this thesaurus is not a compliment to that item. There are not enough synonyms offered for each word and there are not enough root words. Horrible.
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16 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on March 9, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This is clear and easy to use reference book. It includes sentences using the words in context, helping with comprehension.
As a child I loved to read and write, so at some point in my life my Mom introduced me to a Thesaurus. To this day it is one of my best friends. Thanks mom.
There are adults who do not even know what a thesaurus is!
Do your kids a favor and introduce them to a thesaurus!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 8, 2011
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Kinda skimpy on number of entries for 2nd grader. I would recommend when buying a Thesaurus for your kid to check for the number of word entries to see if its appropriate for your child's age group. Next time I would purchase one with more entries. Otherwise its a good resource for 1st grade or below.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 4, 2013
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Nice pictures and easy to use for younger kids. But it's EXTREMELY limited. My daughter couldn't even use it to search for "little"! So limited that I'm searching for an alternative. An adult thesaurus is daunting for a 2nd grader, but this doesn't meet our needs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 21, 2011
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I don't use it as reference to look-up synonyms. That can easily be done online or by using a more comprehensive thesaurus. I asked my 7-year old daughter to read the book entry by entry to expand her writing vocabulary. She already knows most of the words. Now she has an aid to organize and learn the nuance of the words, as each synonym also comes with its own explanation. On the other hand, many other thesauruses only list synomyms without any explanation. With each root word, there are only a few synonyms, so it's not overwhelming and perfect for browsing without getting tired quickly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 18, 2013
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My daughter loves this kid-friendly and visual thesaurus. It's a great tool for enhancing a child's writing and giving them good ideas for alternatives of overused words.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on October 10, 2009
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I like the font of this thesaurus. The font is reasonably big so that children can follow along - not like regular thesauruses that even I find difficult to read for long.
What I didn't like was that the pictures were not that interesting. Often the drawings had very little to do with the text and was just an additive to, I guess, make the page pretty. Kids need to read something that attracts them, that keeps their attention, and pictures always do that.
It is hardcover and has many, many words that are given and replaced with and so I do like the book. It is just a little below what I expected from scholastic books.
For the money, however, I find that it is a great buy!
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on August 27, 2011
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Its a must book for any pre-k/k/1/2 graders (your mileage can vary).

However, it is up to you, parents, to have your kids to use this book. If your precious asks you for a word definition - don't just tell them, send them to look it up in the book, you know, like "...give them a fish/teach them fishing..." story.

This thesaurus has enough definitions and based on my humble opinion - a must!
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