All the new Schofield & Sims dictionaries stand alone as excellent sources of reference. Supporting the Primary Framework for literacy, the dictionaries and word books widen children's vocabulary and improve their reading and writing skills. They have been carefully graded so that each builds on the earlier one - thus providing a natural progression. The words included have been carefully chosen to reflect contemporary usage and interests, and also to provide full support for children as they explore classic texts. The Schofield and Sims Picture Dictionary: uses colourful illustrations and an infant typeface to help children recognise over 400 headwords, reinforces knowledge of the alphabet by providing an alphabet strip on each spread, shows high-frequency words in bold type for quick reference, includes separate lists of verbs, opposites, colours, days of the week, months of the year and numbers to 20 and provides a complete photocopiable list of all the words featured.