Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A book containing a collection of stories, usually for children.
  • adj. Occurring in or resembling the style or content of a storybook: storybook characters; a storybook romance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A book containing stories, especially children's stories.
  • adj. As in a story for children; pleasant and idealized, or having a happy conclusion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A book containing stories, or short narratives, either true or false.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A book containing one or more stories or tales; a printed collection of short tales.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a book containing a collection of stories (usually for children)

Etymologies

story +‎ book (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Yeah, reading a freakin storybook to children while the nation is under attack so the children aren't "scared" is a brillant alternative.

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  • Todd Marchant's return to Edmonton nearly ended in storybook fashion as he scored the apparent game-winner with 68 seconds left in regulation, beating Tommy Salo with a wrist shot.

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  • AUBURN, Alabama (Ticker) -- A career day for Michael Johnson ended in storybook fashion.

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  • Zoë's expectations are rewarded at sixteen, when her mother meets, through the scorned cousins, the Prince Charming — for Zoë still thinks in storybook terms — who is to rescue them both.

    The Mistress of Gloom

  • In the 1998 NBA Finals, Jordan was thought to have completed his career in storybook fashion, sinking the winning jumper in the final seconds to give the Chicago Bulls their sixth championship in eight years.

    National Basketball Association - Wizards vs. Pistons

  • Brodeur came back to the neighborhood on Saturday with 550 regular-season wins, a scenario he called storybook because he was home in Montreal and in front of the fans Roy dazzled for so many years.

    Anchorage Daily News - Alaska News

  • It's a criss-cross between a fairytale storybook and 1001 nights (which could also be called a storybook, I suppose), written in a very poetical language.

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  • It revealed a beautiful cobblestone driveway that curved upward toward what I could only call a storybook house.

    Family Storms

  • The study showed that comments about the content of the storybook were the most common type of utterance during reading interactions.

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  • In what could only be described as a storybook ending to a fantastic Miami experience dinner with Jack Bogle on Friday and the Money Show on Saturday, I'm extremely pleased to report that Taylor and I won the sailing regatta in Biscayne Bay earlier today.

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