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Richard Scarry Books
Richard Scarry, Children's Author Extraordinnaire
Richard Scarry is a beloved children's author famous for his darling illustrations and wonderful stories. The whimsical characters show up in his books surrounded by fund details. These are truly picture books worth spending time with.
The delightful details in Richard Scarry's book pages can be studied again and again, and you'll see something new and fun.
Richard Scarry was born in 1919 in Boston, Massachusetts, and he died at home in Gstaad, Switzerland in 1994.
A Mispronounced Name
But That's Okay
Richard Scarry's last name is Gaelic and is actually pronounced Ska Ree. This name originates from the west coast of Ireland.
American fans of these charming children's books said "scary" instead so that pronunciation stuck.
Tried and True Books Perfect for Little Kids - Start Your Child Off with These Great Books
These beginning books are great! Introduce your child to the wonderful stories and drawings with these popular choices: Busy, Busy Town and The Best First Book Ever.
The Basics: Please and Thank You
I read the Please and Thank You book to my kids when they were little.
This book really helped them learn the importance of saying please when they wanted something and thank you when they received it.
Whenever he was asked how old
he was, Richard Scarry would
always put up one hand and
~from the author's
More Books to Delight Your Child - Or You!
Kids love to read (or have books read to them) about what big people do. These fun books inform and entertain. I mean, come on! A little worm that wears a green hat. Yay for Lowly Worm!
Richard Scarry Pie Mystery and Fire Station Book
Everyone loves a good mystery and fire engines!
Keep kids wanting to hear stories or reading them themselves with adventure and action. Perfect choices: The Great Pie Robbery and A Day at the Fire Station.
One of my favorite Richard Scarry characters.
What child wouldn't love to hear a bedtime story curled up with Lowly Worm? Give Lowly Worm and a Richard Scarry book that features Lowly as a gift. What more could a kid want? Oh yeah, for you to read to them!
Richard Scarry's son sometimes goes by Huck Scarry.
This name is taken after Huckle Cat
from his dad's books.
He is also a children's book illustrator
in the fashion of his father.
Games With the Gang
If your kids love Richard Scarry books, introduce them to a Richard Scarry game.
If your kids love his books, they'll love Richard Scarry's games featuring the fun characters and drawings.
Little Golden Books
This prolific storyteller also wrote and illustrated
some Little Golden Books including these fun titles:
Sniff the Detective, 1988
All About Cars
Best Ride Ever
Mother Goose Scratch and Sniff Book
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