If you have an aspiring wordsmith on your hands--or just a kid who's renowned for his prolific deployment of the words nice and okay--this 204-page thesaurus offers well over 1,000 primary entries and more than 10,000 supplementary entries using a clever on-the-page index. Instead of a traditional index, the Scholastic Student Thesaurus lists supplemental entries alphabetically on every single page. For example, helpful doesn't appear between helper and herb as a primary entry, but the index below on the same page refers young synonym-searchers to the main entry for useful. Each entry also contains part-of-speech labels, and many include usage notes and other synonym and antonym cross-references.
With its clean look, thoughtful introduction, and kid-friendly accessibility, the Scholastic Student Thesaurus makes a fine introduction to what may quickly become an indispensable, essential, fundamental writing tool. (Ages 10 and older) --Paul Hughes --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I am interested in the format of the pages, and would have loved if the "Look inside" feature showed an actual page, not just the pages that talk about "how to use a thesaurus."Published on March 8, 2012 by L. Morgens
Every school age child should have access to this book. The second graders I teach take turns looking up words for pleasure.Published on May 11, 2008 by Colleen Gresham