Auslan Children’s Picture Dictionary, Volume 1, 3rd Edition


Lee Bilby

Published: 2013

Publisher:  Bilby Publishing & Consulting

ISBN:  9780975779781

Paperback, 480+ Auslan Signs, 115 Pages

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The winner of the most popular sign language product for 2009 was the Auslan Children’s Picture Dictionary 1.  An innovative book released in 2007 which quickly taken Australia by storm.

It is the first dictionary of its kind. It does not require the user to have any ability to read what so ever! Every sign includes a pictorial representation of the object, as well as the English word (to help encourage English literacy) and a description of how to perform the sign (which is most beneficial for teachers and parents). Signs are also represented not in English word order but under categories. A system that makes more sense to a deaf student and has revolutionised their ability to look up English words in the classroom.

It is no surprise then that the book has been so readily adopted in classrooms and homes across the country and won this most prestigious award.

This is the new 2013 edition of the very popular first volume in the children’s picture dictionary series. It includes descriptions and now includes 480 signs (up from 300 last edition).

Signs will be found under the topics :

  • Animals:
    • Farm Animals
    • Pets
    • Birds
    • Water Animals
  • Descriptors:
    • Describing Animals (basic)
    • Colours
    • Shapes
  • Eat, Drink, Cook:
    • Drinks
    • Fruit and Vegetables
  • Around the House:
    • Places in the House
    • Furniture
    • Appliances
  • Places, People and Family:
    • Family
    • Circus
  • Activities and Games:
    • At the Park/Playground
    • Inside Play
    • Outdoor Activities andGames
  • Daily Communication:
    • Everyday Signs
    • Question Signs

The dictionary includes an alphabetical index

The dictionary also includes a pictorial representation of the subcategory, located next to the page number at the base of each page. These cross correlate with the pictorial based content page; making this dictionary easy to navigate for young children, without the need to be able to understand and navigate page numbering!