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.
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Also Known As:
Richard McClure Scarry (full name)
Date of Birth:
June 5, 1919
Place of Birth:
Date of Death:
April 30, 1994
|Place of Death:
Boston Museum School of Fine Art
Edgar Allen Poe Special Award from the Mystery Writers of America (for The Great Steamboat Mystery), 1976
Richard Scarry's official web site
|Busy, Busy, Busy...||Carrying on the Tradition|
|Richard Scarry's What Do People Do All Day?|
Scarry provides a fun, fascinating introduction to the workaday world in this classic, which depicts everything from building houses to growing food. The pop-up All Around Busytown offers a similarly eye-opening tour of duties.
|Richard Scarry's What Will I Wear?|
Richard Scarry's son, Huck, has continued his father's work in some original titles and some based on original Scarry characters. The business of getting dressed for all kinds of weather and another Busytown day with Sergeant Murphy are the focus of these two titles.