|Title||Picture dictionary for children; a first guide to the meanings, spellings and use of words and a fascinating introduction to the adventure of building a vocabulary (p. 9) |
|Author||Watters, Garnette; Courtis, Stuart A. (Stuart Appleton), 1874-1969 |
|Publisher||Grosset & Dunlap|
|Publisher Location||United States--New York--New York |
|Publication Date||1939 |
|Printer||Western Printing and Lithographing Company|
|Image Production Process||Relief prints|
|Notes||Illustrated with uncolored relief prints.|
Illustrated throughout with drawings, this inventive approach to an alphabet book combines letters, words, handwritten script, pictures and complete sentences to give readers a context for what they are learning. The preface also recommends that this book may be used by foreign born adults learning English as a second language.
Second edition. The first edition was printed in 1939 under the title "A children's picture dictionary."
This page teaches the use of the words "a"; "able"; "about"; "above"; and "accident". A car that has collided with a post is used to illustrate an accident.
|Contextual Notes||Stuart A. Courtis was an education reformer who attempted to apply scientific testing methods to education to determine how effective teaching in the classroom was. He is well known for his "Courtis Tests" which were some of the earliest standardized tests used by schools. |
|Subjects (LCSH)||English language -- Dictionaries; Readers and speakers -- 1870- |
|Digital Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection |
|Digital ID Number||CHL1196 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection. 423 W34p |
|Physical Description||478 p.: illustrated; 28.5 x 21.5 cm. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Photographed from original book in TIFF format using a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi/EOS 400D, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2009. |
|Exhibit Checklist||Exhibit checklist 17.7 |