Richard Scarry's Favorite Christmas Carols by Richard Scarry


Richard Scarry's Favorite Christmas Carols by Richard Scarry

This is a fun songbook featuring the best-loved carols and a real keyboard to play them on! Children don't need to know how to read music to play these Christmas classics! The book showcases Scarry's signature adorable characters romping in wintry landscapes. It is aimed at children age 4 to 8 years old. Have yourself a merry, musical Christmas! Richard Scarry brings holiday joy to children everywhere with a songbook featuring the best-loved carols - and a real keyboard to play them on. Cheerful, holiday illustrations showcase Scarry's signature adorable characters romping in wintry landscapes, along with the music and lyrics for songs like Silent Night and We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Best of all, kids can easily play a song by just matching the letters written beneath each note with the letters on the keyboard; they don't even have to know how to read music. It's a great way to celebrate with family and friends!

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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Mixed media product
Contains Hardback and General merchandise
24 pages
Interest Age: 4-8


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Publication date

1st October 2009



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