- Publisher: Golden Books (May 5, 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0307665488
- ISBN-13: 978-0307665485
- Package Dimensions: 10.1 x 7.2 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 997 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,543,132 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Scarrys Storybook-Goldencraft Hardcover – May 5, 1993
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About the Author
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!" Born in 1919, Richard Scarry was raised and educated in Boston, Massachusetts. After five years of drawing maps and designing graphics for the US Army, he moved to New York to pursue a career in commercial art. But after showing his portfolio to one of the original editors at Golden Books, he found the perfect home for his children's books. The assignments first given to Scarry tended to be Little Golden Books that featured popular characters of the day, such as Winky Dink, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and Smokey the Bear. Eventually Scarry created many original characters, such as Lowly Worm and Huckle Cat. But first came Nicholas, a young rabbit clad in red overalls, for the now-iconic board book I Am a Bunny. After Scarry married children's textbook writer Patricia Murphy, she wrote many stories for him as Patsy Scarry, including the bestselling Little Golden Books Good Night, Little Bear and The Bunny Book. In his extraordinary career, Richard Scarry illustrated more than 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 more than 20 languages. Richard Scarry Jr., also an illustrator, carries on his father's work today under the name of Huck Scarry. Richard Scarry passed away at his home in Gstaad, Switzerland, in 1994. He was posthumously awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Illustrators in 2012. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
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Each full layout has a different theme, from City, to Farm, to Construction, to Airport to Ships. Note that this isn't a "story" book, but a "each page has a different theme" book.
What I liked about this book the most was that I saw how simple, really, the drawings of the objects were. It gave me the confidence to try making simple drawings to entertain her. I was one who said, I can't draw stick people. What I learned was that little kids everywhere will sit down and be quiet if you allow them to call out things they want you to draw and then deliver! Many a crazy laundromat on vacation has benefited from this ability.