I'm a Spanish teacher and have looked at many, many Spanish English dictionaries for my use, but especially for my students. Harrap's Mini (with the vinyl cover) is, by far, the best one I've found. I doesn't fall apart, like the paperbacks I have bought for classroom use, and it has more words and better definitions than any other compact dictionary I've found. I give it five stars. However, it is out of print and has been replaced by a paperback, which has the problems of all paperbacks after continuous use by students. The new one falls apart. Please write to the Publisher (MacMillan USA) and ask them to reprint this dictionary.