Busy, Busy Town

Busy, Busy Town

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by Richard Scarry
     
 

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Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm provide a fun introduction to Richard Scarry's Busytown, the setting of Busytown Mysteries on TV. Each oversized spread features a different place from the Post Office, to the Supermarket, to the farm. And for each place is a complete, simple story describing the activities, sights and friendly folk who can be found there. Familiar faces like…  See more details below

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Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm provide a fun introduction to Richard Scarry's Busytown, the setting of Busytown Mysteries on TV. Each oversized spread features a different place from the Post Office, to the Supermarket, to the farm. And for each place is a complete, simple story describing the activities, sights and friendly folk who can be found there. Familiar faces like Sargeant Murphy and Miss Honey will welcome readers to this colorful, fun, and very busy town.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Pages crammed with colorful, comical characters presenting words, concepts and a myriad of objects to inquisitive youngsters-the jaunty style of the late Scarry needs no introduction to his millions of fans. Treated here to a tour of the bustling burg of Busytown, readers glimpse the inner workings of its post office, service station, school and medical center (when Lowly Worm stretches to his full height on the scale, Dr. Lion observes, ``Your weight is just about right for such a skinny fellow''). As office workers ply their various trades and merchants open their shops, the activity in this instructive metropolis never ends. A fitting encomium on Scarry's own work can be found at the Busytown Library, where the author/artist wryly observes, ``There are all kinds of writers. The best writers write children's books.'' Enough said. Ages 3-8. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307168030
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Series:
Little Golden Book Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
48,629
Product dimensions:
10.50(w) x 12.22(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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Meet the Author

Richard Scarry is one of the world's best-loved children's authors EVER! Generations of children all over the world have grown up spending hours pouring over his books filled with all the colorful details of their daily lives. No other illustrator has shown such a lively interest in the words and concepts of early childhood. Whenever he was asked how old he was, Scarry would always put up one hand and laugh, saying, "five!"

In his extraordinary career, Richard Scarry illustrated over 150 books, many of which have never been out of print. His books have sold over 100 million copies around the world, and are currently published in over twenty languages. Richard Scarry's son, Huck, carries on his father's work today. Richard Scarry was posthumously awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Society of Illustrators in 2012.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
June 5, 1919
Date of Death:
April 30, 1994
Place of Birth:
Boston, Massachusetts
Place of Death:
Gstaad, Switzerland
Education:
Boston Museum School of Fine Art
Website:
http://www.scarry.com

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Busy, Busy Town 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My grandson loves Richard Scarry, as did my sons. These books are tried and true. I do not have a problem with the amount of illustrations and writing on each page. If a "busy" book bothers you, it's probably not a good choice for you. Great info on people living and working in a town, what they do and how they contribute to the community.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book explains to kids how it takes an entire town of people to make the town operate correctly. Good for getting kids to think about what they might want to be when they grow up.