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Richard Scarry's What Do People Do All Day ?

Richard Scarry's What Do People Do All Day ?

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by Richard Scarry

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Illus. in full color. Shows and tells what busy people do every day to build houses, sail ships, fly planes, keep house, and grow food.


Illus. in full color. Shows and tells what busy people do every day to build houses, sail ships, fly planes, keep house, and grow food.

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"Positively guaranteed to please any small child."—The New Yorker.  

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Random House Children's Books
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9.50(w) x 12.75(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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Date of Birth:
June 5, 1919
Date of Death:
April 30, 1994
Place of Birth:
Boston, Massachusetts
Place of Death:
Gstaad, Switzerland
Boston Museum School of Fine Art

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Richard Scarry's What Do People Do All Day 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Pat_N More than 1 year ago
Richard Scarry's books are all wonderful, and this was one of his best! I first read this to my child almost 30 years ago. Since then it a favorite baby shower gift. There is a good chance the work Mom or Dad does is illustrated in this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of my children's favorite books growing up.  We spend hours and hours looking over all the different things that people do every day.  The illustrations are animated and adorable.  I purchased a copy for a relative who is expecting, hoping that a new generation will enjoy the creativity of Richard Scarry.
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chicajack More than 1 year ago
My son grew up loving the Richard Scarry books -we never grew tired of them. Makes a fantastic gift - I love introducing them to all little ones for the first time. Great bed time book Illustrations are amazing. Finding the worm on each page or just playing "I Spy" and having your child locate it. Each page has it's unique hustle and bustle. Many a night - we would randomly open the book and start the adventure - and never get to the next page. Could almost see the gears turning in my kids head as he imagined along with the activity before him. Great teaching book - vocabulary, colors, numbers - it's endless.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am just introducing my two 3-year-old grandchildren to the book series that their parents were so amused and occupied by when they were little. A book like this can keep a child entertained for hours with a story that explains a little bit about real life and has such detailed pictures. My kids have fond memories of spending some quality alone time just finding many different things to look at in this book. A real kid-pleaser. Timeless!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We have been "reading" the Richard Scarry books to our son since he was a year old. He is now 2yrs with the vocabulary of a 3yr old and we credit these books. The books are fun, detail rich and present endless opportunities to have everyday conversations with your child. Especially engaging for boys.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book gives children many ideas about what they might want to do for an occupation when they grow up. A very clever book, especially for children who don't do much traveling to see their country, or their world, for themselves.
Guest More than 1 year ago
At 6 my mom got me Richard Scarry's What Do People Do all Day for Christmas. Upon opening this yellow book with the crazy cover of obviously off the wall animals, I had discovered pure happiness. The illustrator and writer of this book deserve Kudo's for a job well done. We moved around alot, and the drives would be 2-3 days at times, but this book would keep me company. Each page was a wonderful treat, and always kept me in a trance. I lost this book somehow, probably when I entered Junior High School, but I'm 32 now and am going to order another copy, not for a child but for me and my Inner Child.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best children´s book EVER! I got it for christmas 20 years ago after borrowing it at the library again and again and again and I still read this and other Richard Scarry books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
About 20 years ago a neighbor bought this book for my children and they loved it! It shows how everyone should have a job. I have now bought it several times over the years for diffrent children and most recently for my grand-niece! What a great learning tool!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books I've read to my daughter. She's only 18 months and gets a kick finding the lowly worm in every page. The pictures are great and shows everything people do all day!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember reading this book over and over again when i was four! Being an insomniac and bibliophile since birth- richard scarry books were always my favorites! I have been searching all over the place trying to find replacements of all the things I loved as a child and I've got one thing checked off! If you have a young child you have to get this book! It is absolutely wonderful! I'm getting a copy for my niece and for myself just in case I have any children!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember loving this book as a child and now my 3 year old simple adores this book. The book shows what various people do in our society and how all our jobs inter-relate. The methods the workers use are somewhat outdated (there are probably not too many saw mills that still powered by water wheels), but the jobs we do are all important. I found the book a great way to discuss what mommy and daddy do at the office. It is also a great way to learn about how things are made and the steps involved in completing projects. The drawings are lots of fun and have many little details that kids may overlook, but adults will think are really funny. This is just a great book that kids really love.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book, that really tells children how society works. What farmers do, what car builders do, how money moves around etc.... The wonderful thing is that everything is explained through simplified pictures; as a child, I understood how paper was made from wood (OK, it's not the real thing, but I got the idea) or how roads are laid down. And it shows how many people of many occupations cooperate and interact to create a full society. One of the great books that really taught me 30 years ago, and I'm delighted that it's still available.