My First Picture Dictionary by Nick Sharratt
This French picture dictionary contains a selection of common everyday words, grouped in familiar themes such as In the Park, At the Seaside, and Things We Like to Eat. Each word is written in both French and English and is accompanied by a bold, colourful illustration. Many spreads also feature an action-packed scene incorporating the new words that have been introduced. A special feature of the dictionary are the questions posed by the cat, the dog and the family of children who appear throughout the book. These questions help parents and teachers to share the book with their children, encouraging them to look closely at the words and pictures, and talk about what they see, as well as encouraging a growing confidence with French. The dictionary opens with an introduction for adults, explaining how to get the most out of the book, and ends with a range of fun spreads that explore simple concepts such as colour, numbers and 'doing' words.