Best Counting Book Ever by Richard Scarry

Best Counting Book Ever

Written by Richard Scarry

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Richard Scarry’s busy pages have delighted for generations – and do so still! Willy Bunny has no one to play with so, he starts counting instead. From 1 bunny, though 10 watermelons, 15 musicians, 20 cats, 30 school buses right up to 100 fireflies.

Every page is a delight – and there’s loads of simple addition to show how numbers can go on being added together. Loads of fun – and useful too!


Best Counting Book Ever by Richard Scarry

Teaches how to count from 1 to 100 in a crazy world. There are 9 firemen mopping, 20 cats playing football, 60 frogs playing on the beach, and 100 fireflies glowing in the dark sky. Follow little Willy Bunny through his busy counting day and help him along the way, spotting details, and learning your numbers.

About the Author

Richard Scarry

Richard McClure Scarry (June 5, 1919 – April 30, 1994), last name pronounced like "scary", was an enormously popular children's author and illustrator who published over 300 books with total sales of 300 million worldwide.

He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, where his parents ran a shop. The Scarry family enjoyed a comfortable life even during the time of the Great Depression. Following high school graduation, Scarry enrolled in a business college but soon dropped out, finding it not to his liking. He then studied art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where he remained until being drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II.

Scarry's characters are almost always anthropomorphic animals. Occasionally this leads to the irony of portraying animals as farmers, tending livestock, including the infamous example of a pig portrayed as a butcher, selling ham and frankfurters behind a counter. Using animals in place of humans allowed Scarry to avoid giving the characters specific racial or ethnic traits, which may have helped broaden their appeal. His books have been popular with children throughout the world.

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Harpercollins Publishers

Publication date

2nd May 2006




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