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About Richard Scarry
Richard Scarry is one of the world's best-loved children's authors EVER! Generations of children all over the world have grown up spending hours poring over his books filled with all the colorful details of their daily lives. No other illustrator has shown such a lively interest in the words and concepts of early childhood. For himself, whenever he was asked how old he was, Scarry would always put up one hand and laugh, saying, "five!"
In his extraordinary career, Richard Scarry illustrated over 150 books, many of which have never been out of print. His books have sold over 100 million copies around the world, and are currently published in over twenty languages. Richard Scarry, Jr., also an illustrator, carries on his father's work today under the name of Huck Scarry. He was posthumously awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Society of Illustrators in 2012.
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From fast fire trucks and out-of-control hoses to sliding down fire poles and saving the day, this exciting and funny Richard Scarry story wiill have little ones asking to read it over and over again. Includes a sheet of stickers!
The cow jangles her bell. “Moo, moo,” says the cow. “I am very hungry.” But where is Farmer Jones?
Published 50 years ago, this simple, satisfying story is illustrated in Richard Scarry’s early, more painterly style.
Detectives Sam Cat and Dudley Pig have been invited to a fancy wedding party aboard a steamboat. But when a jewel thief strikes, they must catch the crook instead of eating yummy cake! Children ages 3 to 7 will enjoy searching for clues in this humorous storybook! It's a great way to introduce young children to the friendly characters in Richard Scarry’s Busytown.
Frannie the bunny shows you all the important words to identify what's in your room, your bathroom, your closet, the kitchen, and the playground. Then Mr. Paint Pig introduces eight colors that brighten the world.
Originally published in 1976, these two bestselling board books sold a combined 500,000 copies. Now, bound together for the first time, this is the must-have title that's just the right level for young minds and just the right size for small hands hands.
Now available as an eBook.
When it comes to visiting a neighbor, enjoying a meal, or hosting a playdate, no one does it with better manners than the polite elephant. Richard Scarry’s witty, colorful artwork of the elephant and his friends at play will delight young readers. They’ll want to follow the elephant’s gracious example as he waits in line for the bus, helps out, and passes the salt! Most importantly, they’ll learn just how fun and easy it is to be polite.
Tweet! goes the policeman’s whistle. All the trucks stop. The beloved Richard Scarry gives readers an exciting array of vehicles in this classic Little Golden Book from 1959. From police cars and school buses to fire engines and motorcycles, Richard Scarry’s Cars and Trucks is the perfect first book about vehicles.
Little Golden Books have been loved by children for 75 years. When they were first published in 1942, high-quality books for children hadn’t been available at a price most people could afford. Little Golden Books changed that! Priced at just 25 cents and sold where people shopped every day, they caused an instant sensation and were soon purchased by the hundreds of thousands. Created by such talented writers as Margaret Wise Brown (author of Goodnight Moon) and Richard Scarry, Little Golden Books have helped millions of children develop a lifelong love of reading. Today Little Golden Books feature such beloved classics as The Poky Little Puppy and Scuffy the Tugboat, hot licenses, and new original stories—the classics of tomorrow, ready to be discovered between their sturdy cardboard covers and gold-foil spines.
Detectives Sam Cat and Dudley Pig have been asked to help catch a sneaky thief at the supermarket. Will they catch the clever crook? Children ages 3 to 7 will enjoy searching for clues in this silly storybook! It's a great way to introduce young children to the friendly characters in Richard Scarry’s Busytown.