A Day at the Police Station by Richard Scarry
  

A Day at the Police Station

Written by Richard Scarry
Illustrated by

RRP £6.99

Synopsis

A Day at the Police Station by Richard Scarry

Spend a day at the police station with Scarry favourite Sergeant Murphy and his daughter Bridget. Find out what a police officer does all day and enjoy the fun! Being a police officer is a very important job. In A Day at the Police Station, youngsters get an up-close look at police work, from solving crimes, to directing traffic, helping lost children and much more! Packed full of fun and with lots to spot on every page, this book is a delight.

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PRAISE FOR RICHARD SCARRY: '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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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Richard Scarry
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Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

28th August 2014

ISBN

9780007574940


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