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.