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Richard Scarry's Best First Book Ever! [Hardcover] Unknown Binding – 1979
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I have bought over 100 children's books the last two years and this is at the top of my list. The book is packed with pages with illustrations that are up and beyond the average child's illustrated book. Richard Scarry was a wonderful artist with a keen understanding of children's minds.
Every single page has between ten and thirty items in context that my child is familiar with or we have experienced. My child stares at the pages longer than any other book and seems to just love this book.
I just checked the Amazon price and I can't believe how little it costs compared to the other books I've bought.
The amount of terrain covered is enormous, and it really is a great first book for kids who are starting to use pictures as vocabulary builders and are initially learning to read. The illustrations are charming and the principal characters of Huckle and Lowly are positive for impressionable children (note particularly the lessons on manners and housework.) The book can be opened anywhere and please kids; the framing device of a day in the life of the cat family (starting logically with waking up in the morning) works very well, and the side trips to various locales are well selected and informative.
This is a great book for young readers, and I recommend it enthusiastically.
I am very surprised at all the good reviews.
The pages are too busy for a "First" book or any children's book - too many pics per page and there are very small.
Do not recommend.
Our daughter can't get enough of this book, requesting that we read it several times every day. And there is enough content in the book to last us that many daily readings without getting overly repetitive and boring. The book consists of a number of different scenes in the life of a family of cats, including driving into town, cleaning the house, shopping for groceries, playing in the school playground, stopping at a railroad crossing, landscaping outside their house, preparing meals, and many others. If we read every word and looked at every picture, I'm sure it would take well over an hour to read, but since it doesn't have a plot-driven story connecting one page to the next, we can read the book at whatever pace we like. Sometimes, we spend a lot of time on just a few pages, looking at all of the pictures and reading through the many different words and descriptions. Other times, we go through every single page but only spend a few seconds glancing at each page. Truly, no reading has been quite the same, and the breadth of content is what makes this book so utterly unique.
Initially, I was overwhelmed by this book. But now understanding that we can experience it differently each time (according to our daughter's preferences or our time constraints), I am fully on board. She loves it, and we do, too, and I suspect that Richard Scarry will enter the short list of our favorite authors.