Funniest Storybook Ever by Richard Scarry
  

Synopsis

Funniest Storybook Ever by Richard Scarry

Welcome to the busy world of Richard Scarry! New in picture book format, every page is packed with pictures and zany stories, with lots of details to spot. There are fifteen fabulous Scarry stories in this hilarious book. Read how Rabbit gets stuck to the road, and how little Tanglefoot trips over everything in sight! With stories such as 'The Talking Bread' and 'Uncle Willie and the Pirates', there is enough action here to satisfy the most demanding reader.

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Richard Scarry's brilliant books are full of wonder and mayhem, and have been a favourite with children for generations. - Junior magazine Praise for the Busytown series: If there was ever a primary school library must-have, it is the late Richard Scarry's Busytown series. - TES

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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Book Info

Format

Paperback
48 pages
Interest Age: From 4

Author

Richard Scarry
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Publisher

HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
www.harpercollins.co.uk

Publication date

31st March 2011

ISBN

9780007413553


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