This classic Usborne book has now been revised to include many brand new illustrations and it continues to stimulate and delight today's generation of children as it did when it was first published over 20 years ago. It provides a treasury of learning opportunities as an exciting talk-about book for the very young, a stimulating picture word book for pre-readers and a lively source of ideas and spellings for first writers. Stephen Cartwright's brilliant illustrations, with their wealth of detail and gentle humor, will give many hours of valuable entertainment and enjoyment. (Gold Award Winner, Best Pre-School Information Book, Parents Play and Learn Awards, 1996)Series: First Thousand WordsOffers a wide range of learning opportunities from early reading and spelling to dictionary use. Foreign language editions include dictionaries and phonetic pronunciation guides; some have online pronunciation guides and internet links.