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First Thousand Words in English is a classic Usborne book published over 30 years ago. It has been revised to include many brand new illustrations and it continues to stimulate and delight today's generation of children as it did when it was first published. First Thousand Words in English provides a treasury of learning opportunities as an exciting talk-about book for the very young, a stimulating picture word book for pre-readers and a lively source of ideas and spellings for first writers.

The First Thousand Words books are available in a range of foreign languages. Each provides a wealth of vocabulary-building opportunities for language learners of all ages. Stephen Cartwright's delightful pictures encourage direct association of the word with the object, which will ensure effective, long-term learning.

The illustrator, Stephen Cartwright's, little yellow duck has featured in over 125 titles in more than 70 languages and has delighted millions of readers, both young and old, around the world. Find the little yellow duck hiding on each two-page spread.

Stephen Cartwright's brilliant illustrations, with their wealth of detail and gentle humor, will give many hours of valuable entertainment and enjoyment. (Gold Award Winner, Best Pre-School Information Book, Parents Play and Learn Awards, 1996)