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Richard Scarry

Richard Scarry

  • 5 stars across 39 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.

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? Richard Scarry’s picture books are packed full of detail and fun for children to pore over.

His distinctive and lovable animal characters are just like real people going about their normal lives - from pig butchers in Busytown 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, and even good manners too!
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... MoreWhat Do People Do All Day?

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5th March 2013

Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks

Children will love these colourful cars, trucks and cycles, including a bananamobile and 'bugdozer'. It is suitable for ... MoreRichard Scarry's Cars and Trucks

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  • What Do People Do All Day?

    What Do People Do All Day?

    First couple of pages were interesting and my daughter enjoyed talking about jobs we did and people did. She did enjoy looking at the pages and findin...

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    What Do People Do All Day?

    by libcmr

    My 2 year old insists on this book now at bedtimes. It's full of lovely illustrations, and the familiar Huckle and Lowly characters. It sheds light on...

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    What Do People Do All Day?

    by libcmr

    Richard Scarry is one of my favourites-I had his books as a child and couldn't wait to share them with my children. He creates detailed illustrated wo...