Richard Scarry's Busy, Busy Town by Richard Scarry

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Welcome to Busytown where everyone is on their way to work. The Busytown grocers stock and sell fresh food; the bankers keep the money safe; the doctors and nurses make sure everyone is healthy; the postal workers collect and deliver letters; the sanitation workers collect trash and recyclables; the lumber workers chop trees to make furniture and houses; and the workers at the docks, railroads and airports help transport people and freight. But it takes even more careers and professions than that to keep this busy town running.
 

About Richard Scarry

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Richard Scarry Born on June 5, 1919 in Boston. He attended Boston's Museum of Fine Arts School, studying art from 1939 to 1942. He served in the army as an art director, editor, and writer of information publications in North Africa and Italy. After the war Scarry worked in New York as a free-lance illustrator. His first book, Two Little Miners, was published in 1949, followed by five other children's books, published by Simon and Schuster in the same year. He worked throughout the 50's illustrating books done by various authors, usually for Golden Press. In 1963 he made his breakthrough with Richard Scarry's Best World Book Ever. The large-format book sold seven million copies in twelve years. He also illustrated several books written by J.D. Bevington. After twenty years with Golden Books, Scarry decided to move to Ramdom House. Scarry published over 300 books with total sales of 300 million worldwide, more than any other author. Richard Scarry died in his home in Gstaad on April 30, 1994.
 
Published August 15, 2000 by Golden Books. 48 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics. Fiction

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At Lowly Worm's side throughout is amiable Huckle the Cat: the two ride the roller coaster at the Busytown Fair, build a ""castle"" out of driftwood on the beach, make a birthday gift for Huckle's mother, spend an eventful day in the big city with the Cat family and visit the hospital after a bic...

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Scarry fans will relish spending a day with the bumbling Mr. Frumble, who is calamity-prone from the moment he shatters his alarm clock in the morning until his bed collapses under him at night.

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Two classic Golden Books return as Golden Sturdy Books-tall board books for little fingers.

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Richard Scarry's animal (and worm) characters play the parts of the Wampanoag and the Pilgrims in Richard Scarry's The First Thanksgiving of Low Leaf Worm, a paperback with gatefold flaps on every spread.

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Richard Scarry's 1942 book The Animals of Farmer Jones now appears as a paper-over-board Big Little Golden Book.

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A new line of novelty books featuring characters created by Richard Scarry launches with Richard Scarry's All Around Busytown.

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Mr. Frumble chases his flyaway hat only to see it flattened and incredibly enlarged by Busytown traffic in Richard Scarry's Mr. Frumble's Biggest Hat Flap Book Ever!

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Unfold the die-cut shaped pages of Richard Scarry's Longest Counting Parade Ever!

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Packed with pop-ups, pull tabs and liftable flaps, Richard Scarry's Mr. Fixit's Mixed-Up Christmas!

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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.

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A Patchwork of Books

the convent at dusk sketch made me gasp, wow to those wonderful inky black trees, I love the sense of atmosphere you’re getting in these twilight sketches, and wow too on the Presbytery building sketch, reminds me a bit of Raoul Dufy, that wonderful loose line, yay for sketching binges!.

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