Item description for Richard Scarry's Best Storybook Ever! (Giant Little Golden Book) by Richard Scarry...
Overview Favorite stories, rhymes, and pictures selected by a noted author of children's books
Publishers Description From the cheery sun on the first page, to the sleepy moon on the last, and throughout all 290 pages in between, there are stories, rhymes and fun with the one-and-only Richard Scarry. Classic tales, alphabet and counting stories, lots of new words and concepts, and visits around town, to the airport, and across the world make this essential book that will captivate even the most restless child.
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Studio: Golden Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.48" Width: 7.54" Height: 0.96" Weight: 1.75 lbs.
Release Date Jun 8, 2000
Publisher Golden Books
Series Little Golden Books
ISBN 0307165485 ISBN13 9780307165480
Availability 0 units.
More About Richard Scarry
Richard Scarry is one of the world's best-loved children's authors EVER!
His books are always filled with fun, and always filled with fun pictures
which children can pour over again and again and again. He was best known for his was best known for his series about Busytown, where animals who act very much like people engage in all sorts of work activities.
His books have sold many millions of copies around the world, and are
currently published in over twenty languages.
Richard Scarry was born in Boston, Massachussetts in 1919. He was
married to Patricia Scarry, also a children's writer. Their son Huck
carries-on Richard Scarry's work today.
Richard Scarry passed away at his home of Gstaad, Switzerland in 1994.
Whenever asked how old he was, he would always put up one hand and
laugh: " Five!" . And he was always right !
Richard Scarry lived in Boston, in the state of Massachusetts. Richard Scarry was born in 1919 and died in 1994.
Reviews - What do customers think about Richard Scarry's Best Storybook Ever! (Giant Little Golden Book)?
Colors are Dull Mar 23, 2008
Love Richard Scarry, but the illustrations in this publication are a bit dull/faded. There is a lot of content here, but still I was disappointed by the faded look. I recommend Richad Scarry's 'I Am a Bunny' Board Book which has superior color and my baby loved it at 3 months! Her first favorite book!!!
Slight changes in the new edition Mar 7, 2008
I'm very glad to see this back in print, but there are at least a couple of changes between this and the 70's version. First and foremost, the story of Pierre Bear has been replaced with "Good Night Little Bear." I strongly suspect that it was to 'modernize and politically correct' the book. But, I do think that Good Night Little Bear is a better story all round, so no real complaints. Also, some of the stories and nursery rhymes are a bit abbreviated. E.g. the kittens and the mittens, and for reasons I can not figure out, the illustrations are about 10% smaller than in the Best Nursery Rhyme book.
Also, for the I am a Bunny book, I certainly think it's worth getting the book itself. The unique format makes it really stand out, and the pictures fill the pages entirely, with no distracting empty space.
Many Diverse Mental Concepts Feb 10, 2008
This book was one of my main teaching aids growing up; however, my child will need some time to understand Richard Scarry's concept (along with some of his other books as well) of combining several theories and objects on one page that can confuse a young or developmentally challenged child. Not saying that it's impossible, but would take time. I say let them get interested in colors and basic shapes first, then direct them to the pictures and start introducing them to what they are by definition. Not only are there definitions and body parts and other concepts, but short and concise stories too if you can capture your child's interest long enough to sit still to listen to your reading and place the story with the pictures in a concept that they understand. LLO'C
Try some of the other Richard Scarry's Books instead Jan 6, 2008
Parents who grew up with Richard Scarry's books and who are nostalgic about his wonderful characters may be somewhat disappointed with this book. Some stories are taken from the delightful Richard Scarry's busy world (which appears to be now out of print and only available used on this site for $124). Apart from these, the other stories are in a style which is very different from the Richard Scarry's books which I grew up with. Until they come out with a reprint of Richard Scarry's Busy world, I would recommend "What do people do all day", or "Funniest storybook ever", where you can find all the familiar characters such as the cat family, lowly worm etc.
still great after all these years Nov 26, 2007
My mother kept my copy of this book because I loved it so much when I was a child. I now have a three year old son and he chooses to read it before bedtime night after night. He loves "Pierre Bear" and all the pages in between. It's a classic and I had no idea they even sold it anymore. Definitly an heirloom-quality book.