Richard Scarry's Best Christmas Book Ever! by Richard Scarry
  

Synopsis

Richard Scarry's Best Christmas Book Ever! by Richard Scarry

This title features delightful stories as well as songs, games, a list of Christmas words and instructions for making a great gift for Grandma. It is suitable for children aged 4-7 years old. Christmas is coming and where better to celebrate than in Busytown? Firefighters are stringing lights, stores are crowded and everyone is in a merry mood. Richard Scarry captures holiday cheer in a series of delightful and brightly illustrated stories featuring his most popular characters, including Huckle Cat and lovable Lowly Worm. Each small tale sparkles with joy and kindness and there are also songs, games, a list of Christmas words and instructions for making a great gift for Grandma!

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

Paperback
48 pages
Interest Age: 4-7

Author

Richard Scarry
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Publication date

9th August 2012

ISBN

9781454903796


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