Great Big Schoolhouse by Richard Scarry


Great Big Schoolhouse by Richard Scarry

Join Huckle and Lowly, as they start term in the funniest school ever! Colourful, fun and very, very busy, this is a new paperback picture book edition of the much-loved classic Scarry adventure. This wonderful title from Richard Scarry helps to reassure children who are starting school and assists them in their ongoing learning - in the most interesting and enjoyable way possible. From A - Z and 1 - 10, through the seasons of the year and the colours of the rainbow, Miss Honey's schoolhouse is a very busy place indeed. Join Huckle and Lowly as they learn to tell the time, read stories about dragons and cause a little bit of chaos, in the best schoolhouse ever!


'A favourite of children for generations'

'Enchanting and inspiring'

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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64 pages
Interest Age: From 4


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Publication date

2nd August 2012



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