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Richard Scarry's The Great Pie Robbery and Other Mysteries Hardcover – August 5, 2008
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
Through careful sleuthing, with some slapstick humor and exciting action, the two detectives solve the three mysteries in a methodical way, finding and following clues and exemplifying the importance of being aware of one's surroundings. Unlike most of the Richard Scarry books I have seen so far, while the illustrations are very interesting and detailed, the story is actually carried by the text, making this book a better read-aloud than (for example) Cars and Trucks and Things That Go.
This is a perfect crime story for young children. The villains are one-dimensional crooks who masquerade as regular citizens -- evil enough to provide suspense in the conflict between them and the detectives, but not so evil that they will frighten readers. The detectives are intelligent and likable, and their methods and disguises are quite funny.
Most of the old Richard Scarry books have become collectibles, making them expensive to acquire. This one was republished in 2008 and is again widely available.
Along with "Doctor Scuess", Richard Scarry books are as good as children's book can be written.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
my 5 year loves this book and i love reading it to him! we love Richard ScarryPublished 25 days ago by Avid Amazon Shopper
Great fun! My grandsons love the Scarry books, This is funny and the stories are very lively. The stories have the goldbug to look for.Published 28 days ago by Kindle Customer
The grandkids love Richard Scarry's books. Always a safe purchase.Published 29 days ago by M K Hooks
What a classic! My husband says it's just what he remembers when he was a child. Now my kids enjoy being read to.Published 3 months ago by JANICE KIM