Bought this as first dictionary for 6 year old It s the perfect size not too large and not too small , for his little hands.Am very pleased with this purchase. Handy during a game of Scrabble. This book is used a lot mainly for crosswords it is perfect. It is very good, I bought it for my 9 year old for school, although I used to have a Collins dictionary and thesaurus which placed the thesaurus aspect at the bottom of the page, which I feel was easier and quicker to use However, this is still a very good book. excellent I bought this to replace a copy I have had for many years and was surprised at how much information is included in it now in comparison to the old one I also could not believe the price I paid, excellent value for money. Though it was used.it looked as good as new Well worth itvery happy The Compact Oxford Dictionary Thesaurus is the ultimate one stop reference, containing both a dictionary and a thesaurus in one handy reference volume The dictionary and thesaurus texts have an integrated design which has been tried and tested with users to speed up browsing and look up The dictionary has excellent coverage of everyday English, containing over , words, phrases and definitions and incorporating the newest words and phrases from Oxford s language research programs The thesaurus provides over , synonyms and antonyms This dictionary and thesaurus is ideal for anyone who needs an all in one reference work We use it if we cannot solve a clue to the crossword We were impressed how quickly the Dictionary arrived. This replaced an earlier version I have had since 1994 and which had or less disintegrated.