My Very Own Big Spanish Dictionary/ Mi gran diccionario de espanol (Hardcover)

English/Spanish, Ingles/Espanol

By Pamela Zagarenski (Illustrator), Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries (Editor)

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 9780618621262, 48pp.

Publication Date: October 12, 2005

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Description

My Very Own Big Spanish Dictionary / Mi gran diccionario de espanol is a colorful and engaging bilingual English/Spanish dictionary that will help young children develop an interest in letters, sounds, reading, and writing. The pages contain a variety of everyday English words in alphabetical order with their Spanish language equivalents and are illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski’s captivating and easy-to-identify drawings. A useful index alphabetized in Spanish directs the child to the corresponding English word in the text and reinforces meaning with a miniature version of the illustration found at the dictionary entry. The 165 words have been selected by the editors of the American Heritage® Dictionaries for their familiarity and age-appropriateness. Special sections on numbers, colors, and shapes introduce children to these basic concepts in English and Spanish. The book also features engaging language activities that make learning fun.


About the Author

Pamela Zagarenski is the winner of two Caldecott Honors. The books she has illustrated have also been Booklist Editor's Choices, Horn Book Fanfare and Bulletin Blue Ribbon books, winners of Bank Street's Claudia Lewis Award, and translated into many languages. As well as illustrating picture books, she creates paintings and has a gift card line. She lives in Connecticut. Visit her online at pzagarenski.com, on Instagram @sacredbee, and Twitter @sacredbeez.


The Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries are a team of professional lexicographers with advanced degrees in various scholarly fields. The editors familiarize themselves with the vocabulary in specific subject areas, collect materials on new developments and usage, and work with expert consultants to ensure that the content of our publications is as accurate and as up-to-date as possible.