Big Words for Little Kids is a book that uses Greek and Latin prefixes to teach children between the ages of 8 and 11 meanings of complicated and advanced vocabulary. This innovative approach to vocabularly uses unusual methods to help kids learn the meaning of difficult words. The book works as a vocabulary primer to promote an understanding of word structure and meaning, rather than having a child tediously memorize long lists of words. Each lesson introduces a new word participle, and features examples of new words with explanations that children can understand. Light informative vignettes, quizzes, and practical exercises support each lesson. For example, one lesson starts by teaching the child the root GÇ£autoGÇ¥. After learning that root GÇ£autoGÇ¥ means GÇ£selfGÇ¥, theyGÇÖll go on to learn how that root fits into words such as GÇ£automaticGÇ¥, GÇ£autographGÇ¥, and GÇ£automobileGÇ¥.