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Richard Scarry

  • 5 stars across 158 books
    Born in Boston in 1919, Richard Scarry is one of America’s best-known author/ illustrators. He started his artistic career drawing maps and graphics for the US Army in the Second World War, before moving into commercial art and then getting his first book published in 1951.

    Over one hundred years later, Richard Scarry’s books have been translated into 30 languages and are still delighting young readers today. Richard’s son Huck took on Richard’s work after his death in 1994 and has written and illustrated numerous books with his father’s charming characters, under then name Huck Scarry.

    Famous for his large-format educational books, the best-known of which are Richard Scarry’s Busy, Busy World and What do People Do All Day? Scarry’s picture books are packed full of detail and fun for children to pore over as well as his distinctive and lovable animal characters.

    The animals in Busytown, and all his books, are just like real people going about their normal lives, from pig butchers to fox repairmen and bear teachers. The books teach children about every day life and also early learning concepts such as spelling, first words and counting, aven even good manners too!

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    8th October 2015

    What Do People Do All Day?

    Now available in this beautiful hardback gift edition. Packed with things to spot on every page, this picture book cla... More

    (6 reviews)
    2nd August 2011

    Richard Scarry's ABC Word Book

    The antics in this book will keep children entertained for hours. It is suitable for children aged 4 to 7 years old. The... More

    (1 review)
    3rd May 2011

    Richard Scarry's Best Busy Year Ever

    This is a classic Richard Scarry "Busytown" picture book, now back in print. Scarry captures all the hustle and bustle o... More

    (1 review)
    1st January 2015

    Best Lowly Worm Book Ever

    Newly unearthed! The first new Richard Scarry book for over 20 years features Lowly Worm and all your favourite Scarry... More

    (1 review)
    29th August 2013

    Best Word Book Ever

    Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Richard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever with this wonderful, fun picture book edition. ... More

    (1 review)
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