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Richard Scarry's Favorite Storybook Ever (Picture Book) Hardcover – October 14, 2003


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Series: Picture Book
  • Hardcover: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Golden Books (October 14, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375825495
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375825491
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 0.4 x 12.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42,405 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

Sergeant Murphy, Huckle, Lowly, Mr. Fixit, and the rest of the Busytown citizens are busy indeed in this big treasury from beloved storyteller, Richard Scarry . Sixteen stories are collected from the classic Richard Scarry's Funniest Storybook Ever and Richard Scarry's What Do People Do All Day?, including "The Talking Bread," "Building a New Road," "The Unlucky Day," "A Visit to the Hospital," and "Sergeant Murphy and the Banana Thief." A whole new generation will giggle at the slapstick antics and gentle misfortunes of Scarry's colorfully drawn animal characters as they go about their everyday lives building houses, mailing birthday letters, and going fishing. In addition to the warm, funny stories, Richard Scarry's books are terrific language builders. Children pore over every page, lingering to find the droll little details they may not have caught their first--or fifty-first--time around. (Ages 2 to 6) --Emilie Coulter

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Step into Richard Scarry?s Busytown, where pigs drive speedboats, a raccoon delivers the mail, and an absent-minded rabbit gets stuck in wet cement. Sixteen favorite stories are featured in this full-color, hardcover storybook collection.

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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 poring 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. For himself, 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, Jr., also an illustrator, carries on his father's work today under the name of Huck Scarry. He was posthumously awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Society of Illustrators in 2012.

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Customer Reviews

A great book for reading to the kids.
J. Crawford
When shopping for books for my 3 year old grandson's visit, I remembered my son's love of Richard Scarry's books.
Katherine B. Jackson
This is an entertaining book filled with wonderful characters and detailed illustrations.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Jen L. on November 25, 2007
Format: Hardcover
My two young sons LOVE this book (4 and 2 yrs old). It is a perfect sampling of Richard Scarrry's stories and pictures. My 4 year old picks it out everyday to read during his quiet time. Non readers can enjoy the pictures so much that they can be captivated by it for most of an hour. It has some of his Mother Goose rhymes, some Aesope's fables, plenty of pictures out of his "Word Book" with everyday pictures (ie: "The Kitchen", or "Clothing") labeled with their words, and some very classic and silly Richard Scarry stories. Some pages teach colors, ABC's, shapes, counting, seasons, manners, all about trees, flowers, trains, boats, cars and trucks, and much more! Our family loves the way Richard Scarry (and Patricia Scarry) write stories that look at the world through the eyes of a child - simple, silly, and full of everyday wonder. This book could be a text book of childhood!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Domestic Goddess on September 16, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Richard Scarry's work was very new to me since I did not grow up in the US. Someone gave my 1-year old his "A Day at the Airport" and I thought it cluttered with its fine type and detailed sketches. "A baby can't focus on those details," I thought. Well, a baby can't, but that baby is now 2-years old, and he can. He absolutely loves the books. This particular volume collects 16 of Scarry's best known stories in a lovely hardback format (makes it easier to handle when in bed). My son adores the playful sketches and we make up stories as we go along since Scarry's gift is his drawing, not his prose or his narratives. The pictures combine "real" things (of steamrollers and back hoe loaders) with childlike characters (Lowly the worm is a current favorite)doing things that our urban son frequently wishes he could. He has learned how a letter gets sorted to get to its recipient, how bread is baked, how roads are made, all through Scarry's playful combination of image and character. As our son grows older, he is seeing more in each image and story and that's fantastic. I'd recommend this warmly for a 2+ year old.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Katherine B. Jackson on June 5, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
When shopping for books for my 3 year old grandson's visit, I remembered my son's love of Richard Scarry's books. "Favorite Storybook Ever" is one of the two I purchased. Myles must have requested that book be read to him five times a day!! We poured over the pictures and talked about the funny vehicles like the pickle truck and always had to hunt for Goldbug!
Richard Scarry is a must for any young library.
Granny Texas
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kevin A. Jones on February 2, 2010
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....and so did my daughter. After having read 'Cars and Trucks' (same author) a million times, I decided to go for a new book to read. And read it we did. The stories do not grab her nearly as much as the cool drawings. We read it a million times, and will probably read it a million more!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Cavazos on April 3, 2010
Format: Hardcover
These books will keep your toddler or preschooler busy just pouring through the illustrations. The /illustrations are detailed and pleasing. And reading the stories is fun for me because they are genuinely funny and sweet.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. Catalano on January 15, 2007
Format: Hardcover
All of Richard Scarry's books are geared towards teaching children language in a fun and interesting way. My 10 month old twins are already enjoying looking at the pictures and hearing me read to them. I recommend all his books!
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Sarah Starks on February 6, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This has the most memorable stories of the Richard Scarry books from my childhood. I remember looking at all the pictures in What do People Do All Day, and finding all my favorite characters in the very busy pictures, but the story I vividly remember is the the story of the Talking Bread, which is in this book (Favorite Storybook Ever). Lots of fun!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By hrairoo on December 2, 2010
Format: Hardcover
My daughter has requested this book be read to her every night before bed, before naptime, and be present while she is eating and on the potty for at least the past month. Needless to say, she loves it.
The stories are entertaining and fun to read and all the details make the book so special to young children. Lowly worm is such an unlikely but universally loved character, and he appears throughout the book.

Some of the technology is pretty outdated though (ie hand canceling of letters, chloroform for anesthesia, etc), but the kids don't notice, so no big deal.
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