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.
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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.
My kids grew up with Richard Scarry books and now I'm able to let my grandkids enjoy the pleasure too! Fun books!!Published 17 days ago by Cheech
My grandson was two when his parents requested this book, he is now ten. Whenever we talk about books, he tells me the first book he remembers is this Busytown book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by prisrob
Great book - full of things for my 3 yr old grandson to look at and for us to talk about. Almost everything in the book was interesting to him and he likes to go back to have me... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Florence Devermann
My go-to gift when I find out a friend is expecting! I remember spending hours examining the pages of this book as a kid. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Meghan, from VA.
Every Richard Scary book is a hit in this family....This one is no exception....Published 5 months ago by MOMMaJ
I was disappointed in the condition. I bought it for a gift. I ended up going out and buying a different book to give. It did not look brand new. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Rebecca