Richard Scarry's Best Busytown Games & Activity Book by Richard Scarry


Richard Scarry's Best Busytown Games & Activity Book by Richard Scarry

Aimed at children age between 4 and 7 years old. It's BIG! This is jam-packed with puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dots, colour-by-numbers, word searches, word scrambles, crosswords and more. Plus, there are over 100 playing cards designed in Scarry's signature style for each adventure. Collectible and tradable, the cards will inspire hours of card game playing fun!

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 Paperback and 100 Cards
96 pages
Interest Age: 4-7


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Publication date

2nd May 2013



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