Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Firefly English Visual Dictionary with Definitions by Igor Jourist and Nancy Foran

The book, Firefly English Visual Dictionary with Definitions by Igor Jourist and Nancy Foran is such a fabulous book, full of illustrations throughout. It's perfect for everyone to enjoy! I love how there are so many photos that show you what the word is and it's definition. So you are getting a complete dictionary, with the bonus of beautiful illustrated photos to look at. It's something I think all dictionaries should include. Not only does the book look gorgeous inside, but the hardcover keeps it staying in great shape and protected for years to come!
I am more of a visual learner, but even with out visual illustrations this book is quite nice. However, I must confess I do love the photos inside to look at when searching for a word and getting an exact idea to what I'm searching for if I have no idea what the word might be referring too! Inside this book, you will learn so much, it's basically covers so many tops, which I listed below:

  • Arts and architecture
  • Clothing and accessories
  • Energy and industry
  • Food
  • Health and medicine
  • Housing
  • Human being
  • Leisure and entertainment
  • Nature
  • Office
  • Science
  • Society
  • Sports
  • Transportation.

Right there, that is a total of 14 subjects all in vivid colorful sections. So you won't get lost if your searching for a word that you have no idea what it might be. Just search the word under the colorful subject area and get an idea where it may be found. For a dictionary, it really is helpful and perfect for young kids who are starting out learning about certain animals, objects, foods, and so much more. This can really help and give them a visual as well as a normal dictionary definition.
Therefore, I feel this book makes learning a new word with children fun! It also is treat to have for studying, games, teaching yourself something new daily, and reference for so many other things. I am very pleased with this book, it's a top favorite for dictionaries!
Information About The Author:
Jean-Claude Corbeil is a consultant in linguistic planning, with a worldwide reputation in the fields of comparative terminology and socio-linguistics.

Ariane Archambault is a specialist in applied linguistics who taught foreign languages before becoming a terminologist and editor of dictionaries.

Book Information:
Publisher: Firefly Books
Author Statement: Igor Jourist, author ; Nancy Foran , editor
Audience: Trade
Specs: 11,500 terms, 4,150 full color illustrations throughout, index
Pages: 792
Trim Size: 6" X 7 1/2" X 1 7/8"
Language code 1: eng
Publication Date: 20151124
Copyright Year: 2015

If you're interested to learn more, please follow the link below:
Firefly Books- Firefly English Visual Dictionary with Definitions by Igor Jourist and Nancy Foran

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