Richard Scarry's Best Busy Year Ever by Richard Scarry


Richard Scarry's Best Busy Year Ever by Richard Scarry

This is a classic Richard Scarry Busytown picture book, now back in print. Scarry captures all the hustle and bustle of Busytown through a series of delightful, brightly illustrated stories featuring his most popular characters. It is suitable for children aged 4 to 7 years old. This is a classic Richard Scarry Busytown picture book, now back in print! Flossie, Big Hilda, Mother Cat, Squeaky Mouse and a cast of Scarry's popular characters are off to pick spring flowers, watch fireworks at the Pig family picnic, help the postman deliver letters and celebrate holidays, family and friends. It's the best busy year ever!

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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72 pages
Interest Age: 4-7


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Publication date

7th June 2011



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