Richard Scarry's Best Treasury Ever by Richard Scarry
  

Richard Scarry's Best Treasury Ever

Written by Richard Scarry

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A stunning hardback treasury of five of Richard Scarry's best-loved stories - the perfect gift for Scarry fans, young and old!

Richard Scarry’s distinctive busy scenes and characters have been delighting children for generations and they look as fresh and appealing as ever in this handsome treasury. It contains five different storybooks, including absolute classics Cars and Trucks and Things That Go, Busiest People Ever and Best Lowly Worm Book Ever. The stories are lively but simple enough for learning and for newly independent readers while the carefully labelled pictures (newsagent, fork-lift truck operator, sandwich eater) will keep children entertained for hours as they pore over the illustrations to find all the little details. Andrea Reece

Synopsis

Richard Scarry's Best Treasury Ever by Richard Scarry

It's another fun-filled day in Richard Scarry's Busytown! Pay a visit to Lowly Worm and all your favourite characters in this fabulous collection of Scarry's best-loved stories. Packed full of cars and trucks, planes and trains, houses, shops and busy streets, it will keep curious minds occupied for hours on end.Richard Scarry's fun-filled stories have been delighting children the world over for more than 50 years. This beautiful hardback book is the perfect bedtime companion and a must for Scarry fans aged three and up.

Includes:

GREAT BIG MYSTERY BOOK

BUSIEST PEOPLE EVER

GREAT BIG SCHOOLHOUSE

CARS AND TRUCKS AND THINGS THAT GO

BEST LOWLY WORM BOOK EVER

Reviews

PRAISE FOR RICHARD SCARRY:

`A favourite of children for generations' - Junior magazine

`Enchanting and inspiring' - TES

`One of my favourite books for many years has been Cars and Trucks and Things That Go' - Paul Smith

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
232 pages

Author

Richard Scarry
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Publisher

HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

16th November 2017

ISBN

9780008253264

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