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WE ARE THE ANIMALS YOU WILL READ ABOUT IN THIS BOOK: THE PIG FAMILY ALI CAT SQUEAKY PA PIG MA PIG THE PIGLETS PICKLES THE BUNNY FAMILY THE HEDGEHOGS '"V BARON VON CROW DADDY MOMMY WIGGLES FLOSSIE HOOLIGAN HEPZIBAH y BRAMBLES WARTHOG BIG THE SCOTTIES THE BEAR FAMILY MAMMA HUCKLE MOSE MOOSE
THE CAT FAMILY FATHER tfSs MC KITTY TOM GRANDMA BABYKINS HEEHAW DONKEY BLINKY OWL SNEAKERS RACCOON BUMBLES LEOPARD FINGERS OCTOPUS BULLY BOBCAT SUPERBEE DOODLEDOO HENNY LITTLE CHICK DOCTOR PILL )RA THE FISHHEADS WOLFSON BABOOBY HAHAHA THE THREE BEGGARS CAPTAIN MRS. BILGY and more.
. . . and we are in the book, too. SQUIGLEY Here is a truly new kind of word book, a storybook dictionary. There are more than 700 entries, and over 1600 variant forms and labels. Each entry tells a separate and complete little story with a setting, characters, and plot. The stories themselves are wonderful fun and full of good humor. They will appeal to the widest age group. But it is the unique cast of animal characters which gives the book its most delightful difference. Where else can one meet such personable individuals as Brambles Warthog, Dingo Dog, and the four Fishheads, among many others! The same characters appear and reappear throughout, which adds unity, interest and suspense. The young reader will keep turning the pages to see what daring stunt that infamous pilot Baron von Crow will try next. The aim is enjoyment. But Richard Scarry's BEST PICTURE DICTIONARY EVER has a big plus—it is bound to increase any child's reading skills, and in a way which is always easy, natural, and so full of zest that learning becomes fun. The fledgling reader, for instance, will learn alphabetical sequence, letter, and word recognition. Most important, he will become increasingly aware of the clear connection between picture and caption, action word and illustrated act. (After a few "read-tos" with an adult, he may even try "reading" to himself.) The child who is already reading will be given helpful practice in spelling, sentence construction, variant word forms, and vocabulary. He will not be given rules. Rather, he will be shown by examples in contexts which completely catch his interest and hold his attention. The fact that it is fun makes the learning that much more memorable. Still another important plus is the careful choice of entry words. The selection purposely goes beyond the usual auto-to-zoo nouns. It includes abstract, time, and concept words such as "almost," "yesterday," and "quite," the words that are most often confused by young children. These trouble-spot words are used in ways which are always clear-cut, completely understandable, and simple. This book was designed primarily for children, but it will adapt itself readily to adult language programs. It was planned, too, with the thought that parents, teachers, and librarians will be reading it over and over, and that it therefore must be enjoyable to them as well. Our hope is that any reader who romps through these pages will learn a lot, as well as have a wonderfully good time. And that he will return many, many times—for the fun of it, as well as to look up a word. THE PUBLISHERS Richard Scarry also wrote and illustrated THE BEST WORD BOOK EVER, BUSY, BUSY WORLD, CARS AND TRUCKS AND THINGS THAT GO, and many other Golden Books.
THE PRETTY GIRLS HANNIBAL ELEPHANT TURKLE TURTLE SMILEY CROCODILE MAUD AND MOLLY RHINOCEROS €TURE ARY written and illustrated by Richard Scarry OZZIE OSTRICH A GOLDEN BOOK NEW YORK Golden Books Publishing Company, Inc., New York, New York 10106 and DINGO!
MN OR vwx © 196G, renewed 1994 Richard Scarry. All rights reserved. Printed in the U.S.A. No part of this book may be reproduced or copied in any form without written permission from the publisher. GOLDEN BOOKS*, A GOLDEN BOOK*, G DESIGN", and the distinctive gold spine are trademarks of Golden Books Publishing Company, Inc. Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number: 98-84341 ISBN: 0-307-15548-X A MCMXCVIII
Ali Cat says "aachoo" when he sneezes. able Wiggles is able to reach the cookie jar, He can reach it. Poor Squeaky can't. about Pickles and the piglets are about to have supper. The piglets are running all about. Sit at your places, piglets! above A mosquito is flying above Flossie's head. It is over her head. Look out, Flossie! accident Dingo had an accident. My goodness! across Hooligan walked across Smiley to the other side of the stream. act acts, acted, acting When we move or do something, we act. Chips is in the act of sawing wood. We also act when we pretend to be something. Sneakers is acting as if he were a real pirate.
ίXLlCi adds, added, adding If you add one squealing piglet and two squealing piglets, you have three squealing piglets. The piglets are afraid of the water. Silly piglets! Soap and water won't hurt you. after Huckle ran after Squeaky. After he caught Squeaky, he was very tired. again Bumbles was not able to cross the brook the first time he tried. He will try again and again till he crosses it. 8 against Two bad cats were fighting with each other. One pushed the other against Ma Pig's clothesline. age Tom's age is five years. He is five years old. He received a nice present on his birthday. Mr. Fixit dropped a hammer on his toe a minute ago. He is howling now. clgΓΘC agrees, agreed, agreeing Maud thinks she is prettier than Molly. Molly doesn't agree with her. She doesn't think it is true.
aϊlϊ l aims, aimed, aiming GoGo aimed the beanbag at the hole in the board. His aim was bad. Woops! air Squigley is breathing air but he can't see it. Superbee is flying through the air. Please do not breathe Superbee, Squigley. I airplane Baron von Crow is an airplane pilot. He is a daredevil who zooms through the air. Be more careful, Baron! old-fashioned biplane ^ ^ n 1 V l t passengei ntrol tower A passenger is boarding a plane. He is getting on it.
alike The piglets are all alike. They all look the same. alive HeeHaw has two flowers in his flower pot. One is alive. It is living. The other one is dead. all The beggars ate all of Mamma's blueberry pie. They didn't leave any. All of them are happy. Father almost missed catching his bus. He nearly missed it. alone : Babykins is playing by himself. He is alone. He knows mud pies aren't made with dirt alone. You need water, too. Ali Cat walked all the way along the fence. ty Squeaky went along. He went with Ali Cat. already Pickles has already finished his meal. Already he is looking forward to his next meal. Pickles, you can't be hungry again so soon! ! ' . " * • • Tom likes to make music with his bugle. He also plays with his drum and cymbals. 10
always Bumbles always wears a red cap. He wears it at all times. amazes, amazed, amazing Babykins amazed everyone when he played the piano. He surprised them. They didn't think he could do it. Mamma divided the cake among the beggars. She gave some to each of them. Poor beggars! angry I Jk. VBully Bobcat knocked Squeaky down. Squeaky is very angry. animal All animals move about. bird tiger Some animals have tails. kangaroo ' grasshopper mouse Some animals wiggle and crawl. worm
animal Some animals have horns. yak musk ox cinSWCΓ answers, answered, answering Badger put on a pair of pants. It was cold out so he put on another pair over them. 12 Mommy Bunny asked Flossie a question, and Flossie told her the answer. Just then the telephone rang. Please answer it, Wiggles.
any asks, asked, asking At the toy store, Grandma told Kitty Cat she could have any doll she wanted. Tom Cat doesn't like dolls. He likes any toy that makes a big noise. anything It is time to give Babykins his bath. Mother is wearing her raincoat. Babykins isn't wearing anything. around ITU HI OKI—III mi Hooligan ran aroundtne pole. He ran around and around. He got dizzy from running in circles. as Pickles eats his meals as a nice pig should. He chews slowly as he eats. As soon as he is finished, he will wash the dishes, as he will need to have them clean for his next meal. The beggars asked Mamma Bear for something to eat. She asked them to wash their faces before eating. u V asleep Babykins is asleep. He is such a cute little baby when he is not awake. n -V v1" • *w v* * 1 astronaut Baron von Crow wants to be an astronaut. He wants to go to outer space. Baron, an astronaut needs a spaceship, not a plane. attention Henny is teaching her chicks to scratch for food. One chick is not paying attention. Better listen to what mother says. 13
automobile Dingo has a new automobile, a shiny red racing car. Look out, all you other automobiles. Look out, trucks and busses. Oh that Dingo! garbage truck
windshield headlight '"double decker bus direction sign
awakes, awoke or awaked, awaking Babykins was asleep Now he is awake. l)ciCk backs, backed, backing nl Mr. Fixit parked his truck and went into the store. Now he is coming back to his truck. He has a stove on his back. Oh dear! Dingo backed into Mr. Fixit's truck! He smashed the back of it. Now where will Mr. Fixit put the stove? 16 away Baron von Crow flew away in his airplane. Bye bye, Baron! worse, worst YUM YUM. Ooch Worm likes bad apples. The worse they are, the better he likes them. This is the worst apple he's ever eaten. Yum yum! Is Babykins being a good boy or a bad boy? Henny carries her handbag on her arm. She carries groceries in a paper bag. baggage When Pappa Bear goes on a trip, he takes several suitcases. That's a lot of baggage.
bakes, baked, baking barrel Mamma Bear baked a cake in the oven. She forgot to take it out on time. bandage Hannibal hurt his trunk. Squeaky put a bandage on it. bank Ma Pig keeps her money in a big bank. Pickles keeps his pennies in a piggy bank. Pa Pig was sitting on the bank of the river. Suddenly, he caught a big fish! Who has fallen into the pickle barrel? basket The piglets are playing in the laundry basket. What will Ma Pig say when she finds a basket full of piglets? bathroom shower medicine cabinet towel Big Hilda is taking a bath in the bathroom. 17
beach Huckle is making a sand castle at the beach. Don't make it too close to the water, Huckle. beats, beaten or beat, beating beater" Mother is beating an egg with the egg beater. Babykins is beating a pot with a spoon. beautiful Captain Fishhead gave Mrs. Fishheac a beautiful new hat. It flies beautifully when the wind blows. because Brambles could not comb his hair because a bird had built a nest in it. 18 bedroom bed Mose is sleeping in the bedroom. You forgot to turn off the light, Mose. before Father Cat ate his breakfast before he went to work in the city. He was late for his train. He had never been late before. begin begins, began, begun, beginning HeeHaw is beginning to plant his garden. He is just starting to put carrot seeds in the ground. He should have begun sooner.
behaves, behaved, behaving Some children behave well. Some behave badly. Do you always behave as you should? Do you always do the right thing? Always'? behind - 7 Ali Cat is hiding behind the fence. Squeaky is standing in front of it. believe believes, believed, believing m The beggars said that they had not had a bath in fifty months. Mamma believes they are telling the truth. Tom is ringing a bell very loudly. The next door neighbor is ringing the doorbell to tell him to stop. belongs, belonged, belonging V The muddy footprints belong to Wiggles." They are his very own. Always try to remember that mud belongs outside the house. That's where mud should be. below Gus is below Annie Ant. He is singing beneath her window. O sole mio! bend bends, bent, bending Bumbles fell down and bent his skis. Macintosh is bending over him to see if he is all right. beside Hooligan is sitting beside Big Hilda. He is sitting next to her. Look out! Big Hilda is falling asleep. 19
between An ice-cream soda is on the table between Maud and Molly. They are sharing it between them. D i g bigger, biggest Bully is big. Squeaky is small. He wishes he were bigger because Bully is the biggest pest he knows. bird Birds have feathers and wings. Look at the birdie, birds. Don't fly away before your picture is taken. birthday Squeaky went to Kitty's birthday party and fell into the ice cream. Get out before someone eats you, Squeaky. 20 •- *- -»»Λ b i t e bites, bit, bitten, biting Pickles bit into the pie. Do not take such big bites, Pickles!
blade blOW blows, blew, blown, blowing Annie is taking a blade of grass home for supper. Bon appetit! Good eating, Annie! block blocksjjlocked, blocking Babykins filled the front doorway with blocks. He blocked it and Father couldn't get in. boat Mr. Fixit's boat has a hole in the bottom. Water is coming in through the hole and filling the boat. It will sink. Mr. Fixit is drilling another hole because he thinks the water will empty out through it. Isn't he silly? The wind blew Heather down the street. The policeman blew his whistle. STOP! STOP! You are speeding! You are going too fast! Chips is sawing a board. Turkle and Crabbie are playing a game on a game board. oar submarine leaky rowboat sailboat
body Everyone has a body. Why, even Dingo has a body! Every body has many different parts to it AH Cat and Squeaky have drawn pictures which show the different parts. Some of us have tails. What kind of tail do you have? §f|llf • 22
bone ! box Dingo went into a restaurant. The waiter served him a bone for lunch. book Pickles and Squeaky are eating breakfast. Come, come, Pickles! Out of the cereal box! That is no way to eat breakfast. Squeaky is reading a book. He likes to read books a lot. both Flossie washed both her ears. Wiggles washed only one of his. Go and wash the other one, Wiggles! Squeaky is at the bottom of the ladder. AH Cat is at the top. In a second, Ali is going to be at the bottom of the barrel, Brambles is very brave. He is not afraid to have his hair cut by the barber. He knows that he will be even handsomer when the barber has finished. DΓΘclk breaks, broke, broken, breaking "Don't play with my watch or you'll break it," Father warns Babykins. Too late! The watch is already broken. Babykins can break anything. breathes, breathed, breathing Big Hilda is breathing air. Breathe in, breathe out. Leave some air for Squeaky, Hilda!
bridge brushes, brushed, brushing * v r Dingo drove off the bridge into the river. Oh dear, Dingo! Learn to steer better. N bright brighter, brightest How bright the sunlight is today! It is much brighter than yesterday. Big Hilda has the brightest swim suit at the beach. brings, brought, bringing Ma Pig brings the piglets to the barber shop every month. 24 Brambles is brushing his hair with a brush. He is a handsome fellow, isn't he? bubble Bilgy is blowing bubbles. A bubble burst on Huckle's nose. build builds, built, building Chips is building a house. That is some house, Chips!
building Ali Cat is drawing pictures of different kinds of buildings. Squeaky is coloring the pictures. Can you draw a picture of the building you live in? half-timbered house apartment houses