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Books By Richard Scarry - Author

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.


 

The Night Before The Night Before Christmas

Richard Scarry

Paperback

Pre-order. 24th October 2024

£8.09 £8.99

Best Lowly Worm Book Ever

Richard Scarry

Paperback

Pre-order. 15th August 2024

£7.19 £7.99

Best Bedtime Stories Ever

Richard Scarry

Paperback

Pre-order. 24th June 2024

£7.19 £7.99

What Do People Do All Day?

Richard Scarry

Paperback

Pre-order. 9th May 2024

£8.09 £8.99

Richard Scarry's Colorful Cars and Trucks

Richard Scarry

Board book

Pre-order. 7th May 2024

£4.05 £4.50

Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks Fold-and-Find!

Richard Scarry

Hardback

Pre-order. 7th May 2024

£8.09 £8.99

Richard Scarry's Please and Thank You Book

Richard Scarry

Paperback

Pre-order. 2nd May 2024

£7.19 £7.99

Richard Scarry's Best Teacher Ever!

Richard Scarry

Hardback

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£8.09 £8.99

Cars and Trucks and Things That Go

Richard Scarry

Paperback

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£8.09 £8.99

Busiest People Ever

Richard Scarry

Paperback

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£7.19 £7.99

Best Counting Book Ever

Richard Scarry

Paperback

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£8.09 £8.99

Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go

Richard Scarry

Hardback

Temporarily Out Of Stock

£15.29 £16.99

Richard Scarry's Sounds of Busytown

Richard Scarry

Board book

In Stock

£15.75 £17.50

Richard Scarry's Busy Busy Town

Richard Scarry

Paperback

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£8.09 £8.99

Richard Scarry’s Storybook Dictionary

Richard Scarry

Hardback

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£13.49 £14.99

Richard Scarry's 100 First Words

Richard Scarry

Board book

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£9.89 £10.99

Richard Scarry's 5-Minute Stories

Richard Scarry

Hardback

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£11.69 £12.99

Richard Scarry's Dr Doctor

Richard Scarry

Hardback

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£6.29 £6.99

Richard Scarry's Busy Busy Winter

Richard Scarry

Board book

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£6.29 £6.99

Richard Scarry's ABC Word Book

Richard Scarry

Hardback

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£11.69 £12.99

Richard Scarry's Best Busy Year Ever

Richard Scarry

Paperback

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£8.09 £8.99

Richard Scarry's Busy Busy People

Richard Scarry

Board book

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£6.29 £6.99

Richard Scarry's Busytown Seek and Find!

Richard Scarry

Board book

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£9.89 £10.99

Richard Scarry's Busy Busy Boxed Set

Richard Scarry

Board book

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£24.30 £27.00

Richard Scarry's Busy Busy Farm

Richard Scarry

Board book

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£6.29 £6.99

Richard Scarry's Busy Busy Airport

Richard Scarry

Board book

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£6.29 £6.99

Lowly Worm’s 123

Richard Scarry

Board book

Temporarily Out Of Stock

£7.19 £7.99

Lowly Worm’s ABC

Richard Scarry

Board book

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£7.19 £7.99

Richard Scarry's Naughty Bunny

Richard Scarry

Hardback

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£4.49 £4.99

Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks

Richard Scarry

Hardback

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£4.49 £4.99

Richard Scarry's Polite Elephant

Richard Scarry

Hardback

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£4.49 £4.99

What Do People Do All Day?

Richard Scarry

Hardback

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£11.69 £12.99

Richard Scarry's Boats

Richard Scarry

Board book

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£4.49 £4.99

Richard Scarry's Planes

Richard Scarry

Board book

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£4.05 £4.50

Richard Scarry's Busy, Busy World

Richard Scarry

Hardback

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£12.59 £13.99

A Day at the Fire Station

Richard Scarry

Paperback

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£6.29 £6.99

Richard Scarry's The Rooster Struts

Richard Scarry

Board book

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£6.29 £6.99

Richard Scarry's Cars

Richard Scarry

Board book

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£4.05 £4.50

Richard Scarry's Trucks

Richard Scarry

Board book

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£4.05 £4.50

Best Christmas Book Ever!

Richard Scarry

Paperback

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£7.19 £7.99

A Day at the Airport

Richard Scarry

Paperback

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£6.29 £6.99

Richard Scarry's Bunnies

Richard Scarry

Board book

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£7.19 £7.99

Best Word Book Ever

Richard Scarry

Paperback

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£8.09 £8.99

Biggest Word Book Ever

Richard Scarry

Board book

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£27.00 £30.00

Great Big Schoolhouse

Richard Scarry

Paperback

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£7.19 £7.99

Funniest Storybook Ever

Richard Scarry

Paperback

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£7.19 £7.99

Cars and Trucks and Things that Go

Richard Scarry

Paperback

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£8.09 £8.99

What Do People Do All Day?

Richard Scarry

Paperback

In Stock

£8.09 £8.99

Richard Scarry's Books on the Go

Richard Scarry

Board book

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£16.19 £17.99

Richard Scarry's Busy, Busy Town

Richard Scarry

Hardback

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£13.49 £14.99

Richard Scarry's Best Storybook Ever

Richard Scarry

Hardback

In Stock

£13.49 £14.99

Richard Scarry's Best Mother Goose Ever

Richard Scarry

Hardback

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£12.59 £13.99