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Scholastic Children's Thesaurus Hardcover – July 1, 2006

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What would you do if your teacher told you to stop using the word "nice" so much? If you had the Scholastic Children's Thesaurus, you'd flip through it until you found "nice" between "new" and "noise." Then you'd find your options: "pleasant," "agreeable," "good-natured," "delightful," and "fantastic" (defined as "extremely nice or good!"). Nearby, a color bar warns, "Nice is a very general word to describe someone you like or something that makes you feel good, but it is not very specific. Be careful not to overuse it. Often a stronger or more specific word is better." At this point, you might be rolling your eyes because your teacher already said all that, but you'll be a more pleasant, agreeable, good-natured, delightful, and fantastic writer for your efforts!

John K. Bollard's thesaurus, playfully illustrated by Mike Reed, contains more than 500 main "headwords" and 2,500 synonyms, but if you can't find the word you're looking for--"energetic," for example--you can flip to the index in the back where you'll find "Energetic--See Lively." Lively leads you to "active," "energetic," and "vigorous." All synonyms include a definition as well as one or more sample sentences. This fine thesaurus--paired with the Scholastic Children's Dictionary--will help any young writer make appropriate word choices, think more critically about language, and therefore proceed to the head of the class! (Ages 9 to 13) --Karin Snelson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Grade 4-7?This accessible thesaurus will foster an appreciation for and broaden knowledge of language, stimulate the development of writing skills, and assist in the expression of ideas in a lucid and precise fashion. An introduction that explains how to use this resource is followed by more than 500 alphabetically arranged entries. Each one contains a headword printed in green capital letters, names its part of speech, and presents a group of synonyms that "progress from the more common or familiar terms to the less common or more sophisticated vocabulary." Succinct definitions and example sentences are provided for all of the words in the entry, helping students to make appropriate choices for writing assignments. See references guide readers to additional synonyms. An index includes all of the headwords and synonyms in the work, and provides antonyms to many of the headwords. Liberally interspersed with colorful illustrations, the layout is clean and readable. This volume serves as an excellent gateway to thesaurus use; however, as its scope is limited, it is recommended only for circulation or as a supplementary purchase. Roget's Children's Thesaurus (HarperCollins, 1994) offers an uncluttered layout, a word list composed of over 1000 terms, and colorful pictorial matter.?Hillary Jan Donitz-Goldstein, New York Public Library
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Reference; Revised edition (July 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439798310
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439798310
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,438 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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These are a good level for my Firsties. We have fun making a game looking for "juicy" words! Another good tool for teaching the abc order concepts, also. Public school had torn and tattered books, so I bought my own set!
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By g-man 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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