Richard Scarry's Colors [NOOK Book]

Overview

Have more fun with your NOOK BOOK-
Now with READALOUD and POPUP text! With art by Richard Scarry, you know this is going to be more than your average color concept book: it educates and entertains too! Bright and fun to look at, it offers plenty of amusement and action on every page. And as they're enjoying the lively pictures, toddlers will learn some simple color basics in the most delightful way.
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Overview

Have more fun with your NOOK BOOK-
Now with READALOUD and POPUP text! With art by Richard Scarry, you know this is going to be more than your average color concept book: it educates and entertains too! Bright and fun to look at, it offers plenty of amusement and action on every page. And as they're enjoying the lively pictures, toddlers will learn some simple color basics in the most delightful way.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402793776
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/12/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read and Play
  • Sales rank: 135,809
  • Age range: 2 - 4 Years
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Richard Scarry
Richard Scarry
Thousands of children have learned to read with Richard Scarry’s busy, colorful, generous books. But Scarry has done more than help kids read. With their bright illustrations, simple text, and gentle lessons on sharing and tolerance, Scarry's stories have also helped kids grow up and relate to people around them.

Biography

"I'm not interested in creating a book that is read once and then placed on the shelf and forgotten," Richard Scarry once said. "I am very happy when people write that they have worn out my books, or that they are held together by Scotch tape. I consider that the ultimate compliment." Considering the propensity of Scarry's preschool-age readership to ask for their favorite books again and again, it's a compliment he must have received often during his tenure as one of the most popular children's authors of all time.

Scarry began his career as a freelance illustrator, drawing pictures to accompany the text of books by children’s authors such as Margaret Wise Brown, Kathryn Jackson, and Patricia Murphy (who became Patricia Scarry when she married Richard in 1949). His first two efforts at writing his own books, The Great Big Car and Truck Book (1951) and Rabbit and His Friends (1953), already suggest some of his interests as an author: travel, technology, and talking animals.

But it was the 1963 publication of Richard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever that put Scarry on bestseller lists, and established his signature style. Its densely packed pages are populated by anthropomorphic animals at work and play, in drawings that reward multiple readings with details children (and parents) may not notice at first glance. The large-format book contains over 1400 illustrated and labeled objects, along with simple introductions to concepts like sharing and helping.

In Busy, Busy World (1965), Scarry's animals star in a series of international adventures in such far-flung locales as Paris, Rome, and Algeria. Well before multiculturalism was an educational buzzword, Scarry believed he could use animals to help children imaginatively enter others' experiences. In a Publishers Weekly interview, he explained that "children can identify more closely with pictures of animals than they can with pictures of another child. They see an illustration of a blond girl or a dark-haired boy, who they know is somebody other than themselves, and competition creeps in. With imagination -- and children all have marvelous imagination -- they can easily identify with an anteater who is a painter or a goat who is an Indian."

Though Scarry soon abandoned exotic settings in favor of the fictional Busytown, he continued to illustrate different roles in society with cherubic critters like Postman Pig, Huckle Cat, Sergeant Murphy, and Lowly Worm. Once he had developed a cast of characters, he introduced them into everything from picture dictionaries and activity books to mystery stories and manners lessons.

Scarry's books, which have sold over 100 million copies and been translated into 30 languages, always reflected his own curiosity about the world. "Wherever I go, I'm watching," he liked to say. "Even on vacation, when I'm in an airport or a railroad station, I look around, snap pictures, and find out how people do things." In relating his discoveries to children, he expanded not only their vocabularies, but their understanding of the "busy world" as a social community in which people work, play, cooperate and share.

Good To Know

From 1941 through 1946, Scarry served in the U.S. Army. The army, he joked, "thought I would make a good radio repairman. My exam mark was minus 13, so they decided to make me a corporal." Scarry wound up as an art director for the Morale Services Section, and eventually rose to the rank of captain.

Richard Scarry's son Huck Scarry is also a writer and illustrator of children's books, including some new additions to the Busytown series. His nickname matches that of the title character in one of his father's favorite books, Huckleberry Finn.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Richard McClure Scarry (full name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      June 5, 1919
    2. Place of Birth:
      Boston, Massachusetts
    1. Date of Death:
      April 30, 1994
    2. Place of Death:
      Gstaad, Switzerland

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  • Posted December 27, 2010

    impossible to download!!

    nnot able to read it on nook....error message not supported by this device!! or you already own it but is not appearing in the library of the nook....but in my bandn library!!

    29 out of 46 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 20, 2010

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    Love the interactivity!

    This was on my new NOOKcolor and it is really neat. The book on it's own is a classic reminder of characters that were very special to my childhood and I am delighted to be able to share them in my daughter's childhood. Specifically talking about the nookbook version this is pretty awesome. Not only is it color but you can flip pages with a swipe of a finger. Even AppleBlossom can do it, although right now she is going backward in the story, but I think she will get it quite soon. No pages to worry about being ripped Out! I love how you can have the story read to you from the device, but also you can go through at you own pace with a learning reader and have each line read separately on demand. Now that is useful and Cool! Richard Scarry is always educational, but this book is also fun with tons of examples of what is red and grey and more. I'm really excited about adding more of his books to my shelf both physically and virtually.

    Ps this review was typed in goodreads by my full web browser on my NOOKcolor. *grin*

    22 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2010

    wont let us move from online library either

    im having trouble downloading from my library.it also states that i already own it.it shows in online library but cant transfer to nook???????/very frustrating

    17 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2011

    At least I know I! Not Alone!

    Cannot access! Tells me not supported on my device & not sure why

    10 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 29, 2010

    same frustration

    says i own but i dont thats probably why its listed as free

    8 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 13, 2011

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    Excellent Book

    This more than your average color concept book: it educates and entertains. The Bright and fun to look at, it offers plenty of amusement and action on every page. And as they're enjoying the lively pictures, toddlers will learn some simple color basics in the most delightful way.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 7, 2011

    why does this not work?

    Cannot get this book to download directly from my nooncolor or from the B&N website... It was on the nookcolor I got to demo... cannot download any free childrens books and I would really like to try some out with my daughter.. keeps saying the book isnt supported on my device. any suggestions??

    7 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 29, 2010

    Ugh!

    I'mm having the same problem as many others are. online it says that i own this book but i cannot get it on my nook color. please help!

    7 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2012

    Colors

    My preschooler is verry happy 2 learn his colors.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 29, 2010

    annoying

    cannot download!!!!!!

    6 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2010

    cannot download

    cannot tell if it is great or not, cannot download on nookcolor

    6 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 12, 2011

    Tis bok is weely good and i am5 yerss old,,,,, nibgfrbici jcjc

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2011

    u got to be kiddin me

    are u people serious this book is TERRIBLE font waste your time!!!!!!!""!!"!

    5 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 21, 2011

    nice little nookbook, and it's free

    Got this because it's free. No problems with the download here. I wonder if some users are having issues with the download because they have a black and white Nook, not the Nookcolor. It does say that the only devices that are compatible are Nookcolor and ipad with nook app. Wish there were more free or low cost read-to-me nookbooks out there.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2011

    My brother hated, but babysat kid luvs.

    My bro is 3 yrs old and even he thinks its annoying and boring...he finds a pair of sox enternaining!!! However, i babysit a little boi named nathan, and he claps and squeals as i pull out the nook yelling colors colors!! I guess its a matter of opinion. It rly does display the colorful aspect of the new improved nook color, tho.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 26, 2010

    error

    it says I have already purchased it but I have not. It will not let me download. Too bad.

    4 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 23, 2010

    Idk bc b & n wont let me download!

    Tried to download but was told its not supported by my device after going to store and buying it!

    4 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2012

    Yygk

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    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    This is a great FREE book!

    Great way to introduce kids to nook for free.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2012

    It tought my neice colors.

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYYHYYYY ;)

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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