Richard Scarry's All the Colors of Busytown

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Huckle Cat paints all the colors of Busytown--a red fire engine, a purple plum, an orange pumpkin, and many others. Oversized, cleverly designed page tabs encourage kids to go directly to the pages that show their favorite colors. This title is one of a two-book series of Richard Scarry's Concept Books. The companion title, Let's Count with Lowly, is also available from Barron's. Toddlers who are introduced to colors and counting with Richard Scarry's Concept Books. are in for a very special visual treat! The ...
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Overview


Huckle Cat paints all the colors of Busytown--a red fire engine, a purple plum, an orange pumpkin, and many others. Oversized, cleverly designed page tabs encourage kids to go directly to the pages that show their favorite colors. This title is one of a two-book series of Richard Scarry's Concept Books. The companion title, Let's Count with Lowly, is also available from Barron's. Toddlers who are introduced to colors and counting with Richard Scarry's Concept Books. are in for a very special visual treat! The pictures in both of these books are bubbling with humor, packed with busy and interesting details, and vibrant with all the bright colors that have made Richard Scarry one of the most beloved names in children's illustration. The books are constructed of sturdy board pages that can take punishment from tiny hands and still remain in good condition.
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Richard Scarry's iconic characters present nine different colors. Huckle the cat paints a picture in the featured hue on each of the double-page spreads. Accompanying Huckle are other objects of the same color, like the lettuce, peas and asparagus on the "green" page. Several Busytown characters make cameo appearances driving wacky vehicles, such as Lowly Worm in his red Applecar and Mr. Fixit operating an orange bulldozer. While many of Scarry's dated references have been avoided, the inclusion of Wild Bill Hiccup wearing a Native American headdress and driving a brown Buffalomobile may trouble 21st-century grown-up readers. An unseen narrator captions the various objects and praises Huckle's artistic abilities as the cat paints a yellow sun, blueberries and purple grapes. Tabbed labels at the top of the book include a nice range of colors, including pink, gray and brown. A companion title, Let's Count with Lowly!, follows the same format, but here, numerals and dots for counting index the double-page spread for each number. Starting with the numeral 1 on the cover, Lowly invites readers, along with his friend Huckle, to count various characters, objects and vehicles. The layout in this offering is overly busy, and, unlike most of Scarry's original titles, the smaller trim size does not give the seven marching band drummers, eight tuba players and more room to breathe. While many will welcome concept books with Richard Scarry art, are these rehashed offerings really necessary with so many of his classics still in print? (Board book. 2-4)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764166013
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2013
  • Series: Richard Scarry's Concept Books
  • Pages: 18
  • Sales rank: 797,314
  • Age range: 2 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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