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Richard Scarry's What Do People Do All Day? [Hardcover]

By Richard Scarry (Author)
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Industrious animals demonstrate the activities of various jobs and pastimes in this colorfully illustrated storybook

Publishers Description
Illus. in full color. Shows and tells what busy people do every day to build houses, sail ships, fly planes, keep house, and grow food.
"Positively guaranteed to please any small child."--The New Yorker.  

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Format: Abridged
Studio: Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages   63
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 9.5" Height: 12"
Weight:   1.1 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Mar 12, 1968
Publisher   Random House Books for Young Readers
Age  4-8
ISBN  0394818237  
ISBN13  9780394818238  

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More About Richard Scarry

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.

Richard Scarry has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Giant Golden Book
  2. Giant Little Golden Book
  3. Random House Picturebacks
  4. Richard Scarry's Best Books Ever!

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > General > Fiction
3Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( S ) > Scarry, Richard
4Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Humorous
5Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Careers
6Books > Subjects > Children > Popular Characters > TV > Richard Scarry's World
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A GEM!!! MY ALL TIME FAVORITE CHILDREN'S BOOK (moooooore stars!!!!)  May 12, 2008
I got this one as a child, back in the sixties. My copy is in Dutch and although a little weathered it's not falling apart yet.
The copy I'm reviewing here is a reprint that misses several spreads, but sad though it may be, if you don't know about it you won't miss it.
Richard Scarry shows different "people" (animals in clothes), all kinds of professions, how they interact and how one depends on the other. And in doing so he introduces a child to society where we all depend on one another.
More than anything else he was responsible that I grew up to be free minded and open spirited person. Whatever a human being does for a living, if he/she does it with love he will make your day.
A policeman, a baker, a newspaper man, a writer, photographer or singer, the postman, the bus driver. We all depend on one another. And as long as we try our best to understand that and accept and respect our fellow citizens we will be on the right path.
His drawings are world famous. They're sweet and funny without being too simplistic. No matter what family, the rabbits, the mice or the pigs, even the worm, they're all lovely characters with different personalities.
It has always been my first choice as a gift for kids.
Great Book  Mar 27, 2008
This book will keep your little one occupied for several long minutes and then some. Great book to keep in the car or at Nana's house.
The Best Kids Book Ever  Feb 19, 2008
I have a 4 year old and a 1 year old, and I'm ordering another copy of this because the first is already worn out and ripped. If you have a curious child or want your child to be curious, then this is the book for you. Younger kids like to look at the pictures, and I read the text to the older one. This book and "Cars and Trucks and Things that Go" are his favorites and have been since about age two. We have many many Richard Scarry books and videos and they're all a hit.
Treasure of a book!  Jan 28, 2008
The title of this book, Richard Scarry's What Do People Do All Day, pretty much sums it all up! Here are page after page of action packed illustrations and clever little stories of how people work!

Even young children who haven't learned to read will be able to follow along, understanding the activities being described. Richard Scarry's books have entertained and educated generations, and this book is proof of his amazing abilities!
My 3 year old loves this book!  Jan 2, 2008
My 3 year old loves this book - even "reads" it to herself after we read some of the stories to her. She loves the "How bread is made" story, especially. Richard Scarry knows how to weave silly stories into real life and make it fun.

It's big enough to capture attention for a longer time period than simple board books, and entertaining enough that you'll like reading it too.

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