Richard Scarry's Christmas Tales by Richard Scarry
  

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Richard Scarry's Christmas Tales by Richard Scarry

Firefighters are stringing lights, shops are crowded and everyone is in a merry mood in this mini boxed set. Each brightly illustrated story spreads Christmas cheer and features Scarry's most popular Busytown characters. It is suitable for children aged 2 to 4 years old. Firefighters are stringing lights, shops are crowded and everyone is in a merry mood in this mini boxed set featuring four delightful board books adapted from Richard Scarry's Best Christmas Ever! . Each brightly illustrated story spreads Christmas cheer and features Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm and the rest of the Busytown characters. The titles included are: Christmas is Coming , Grouchy Mr. Gronkle , Mr. Frumble Helps Out , and Trouble at Santa's Workshop .

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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Format

Hardback
48 pages
Interest Age: 2-4

Author

Richard Scarry
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Publisher

Sterling Juvenile

Publication date

7th September 2011

ISBN

9781402785672


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