The Night Before the Night Before Christmas by Richard Scarry


The Night Before the Night Before Christmas by Richard Scarry

A festive Scarry classic now available in picture book format! When Mr. Frumble decides to help out Santa, Christmas in Busytown becomes the busiest Christmas ever! Mr. Frumble is so full of Christmas cheer that he decides to go straight to the North Pole to offer Santa some help. And what a helper he is! When Santa mistakenly takes off on the night before the night before Christmas, it looks as if Christmas in Busytown may not be able to go ahead at all. But Santa Frumble can be trusted to save the day! A festive Christmas story with all of the busy, busy charm of Richard Scarry - perfect for entertaining little ones in the endless lead up to Christmas!

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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48 pages
Interest Age: From 3 To 7


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Publication date

28th October 2010



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