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Richard Scarry

Famous for his anthropomorphic animal characters and very busy illustrations, Richard Scarry was born on 5 June, 1919 in Boston and died on 30 April, 1994 in Switzerland. He has published over 300 books with sales of over 100 million worldwide.

He studied at Boston Museum School and started illustration books in his distinctive style in 1949. His first book, The Best Word Book Ever, was published in 1963 and quickly became an international bestseller.


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Richard Scarry Books

  • Cars and Trucks and Things That Go

    Richard Scarry

    Product Code: CGO2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    Open up Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go and you have a treasure trove of tractors, trucks, cars, fire engines and motorised vehicles of all kinds to dive into. The collection offers lots to look at and talk about with car-mad 5-year-olds. It includes every imaginable vehicle to choose from and some you've never imagined!

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  • What Do People Do All Day?

    Richard Scarry

    Product Code: ACPQG
    Paperback 4 years +
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    Now available for the first time in picture book format, Richard Scarry's classic title, What Do People Do All Day?. Packed with pictures and things to spot on every page, this classic has been refreshed to bring the world of Richard Scarry to a new generation of readers. What do people do all day? Everyone is busy in Busytown -- from train drivers to doctors, from mothers to sailors, in police stations and on fire engines. Follow a colourful collection of busy people working through their busy days. Captain Salty and his crew are getting ready to go on a voyage, Sergeant Murphy is working hard to keep things safe and peaceful, and engineers are building new roads. Another busy day in Busytown!
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  • Funniest Storybook Ever

    Richard Scarry

    Product Code: BUAOI
    Paperback
    Welcome to the busy world of Richard Scarry! New in picture book format, every page is packed with pictures and zany stories, with lots of details to spot. There are fifteen fabulous Scarry stories in this hilarious book. Read how Rabbit gets stuck to the road, and how little Tanglefoot trips over everything in sight! With stories such as `The Talking Bread' and `Uncle Willie and the Pirates', there is enough action here to satisfy the most demanding reader.
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  • Best Bedtime Stories Ever

    Richard Scarry

    Product Code: AAWMH
    Paperback 3 years +
    A collection of Richard Scarry's best loved stories, gathered together in the perfect bedtime storybook. Now in picture book format. Join Huck and Lowly on their adventures around Busytown then drift off to sleep for adventures of your own! This fun book contains a collection of some of Richard Scarry's best loved stories, perfect for bedtime reading and is packed with Richard Scarry's wonderful, original artwork.
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  • Best Word Book Ever

    Richard Scarry

    Product Code: AHNBX
    Paperback 3 years +
    Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Richard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever with this wonderful, fun picture book edition. Join Kathy Bear, Kenny Bear and their Busytown friends to learn lots of everyday words. Illustrated in Scarry's signature style, the book is packed with hundreds of names for objects both familiar and new, grouped by subject, occasion and theme. From colours and numbers to fruit and vegetables to animals, vehicles and so much more, this is a beautifully entertaining way to expand a child's knowledge of the world.
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  • Richard Scarry's Great Big Mystery Book

    Richard Scarry

    Product Code: ACRLF
    Paperback 3 years +
    A great new edition of this classic Scarry title, with a beautiful, retro cover. Sam Cat and Dudley Pig are on the trail of a thief! The perfect gift for any child or Scarry collector, The Great Big Mystery book is a collection of Richard Scarry's mystery stories starring the loveable Sam and Duddley. Packed full with all the original artwork, this beautiful book will be treasured for years to come.
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  • Best Christmas Book Ever!

    Richard Scarry

    Product Code: ALBYD
    Paperback
    Join the loveable Scarry characters as they - and you - enjoy the best Christmas ever! Busytown is getting ready for Christmas. Join Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm as they celebrate. Including festive stories, games and Christmas songs, this book is a true celebration of the Christmas spirit - and will give every reader a warm festive glow.
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  • A Day at the Fire Station

    Richard Scarry

    Product Code: AMDNR
    Paperback 3 years +
    Filled with information about firefighters and Scarry's sense of fun, this book will delight young readers everywhere. Drippy and Sticky the decorators have come to paint the Busytown Fire Station. But with Smokey and the other brave firefighters rushing in and out to rescue people, there are quite a few wet paint mishaps!
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  • Busiest People Ever

    Richard Scarry

    Product Code: AKHHS
    Paperback 4 years +
    Take a trip to the world of Richard Scarry and find out about all the jobs people do. From the everyday to the not so obvious. Do you know who greets the new arrivals at a train station? Or carries the luggage onto a ship? Who saves the day when the train is going to crash? And who delivers the apples for Grandma's apple pie? Find the answers to these questions and more with the busy residents of Busytown.
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  • A Day at the Airport

    Richard Scarry

    Product Code: BUAKI
    Paperback
    Discover what happens at the airport with Huckle and Sally Cat and Lowly Worm. Rudolf von Flugel picks the children up in his aeroplane-car and whisks them off to the airport for a day of sightseeing. Packed full of fun and with lots to spot on every page, this book is a high-flying delight.
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  • Lowly Worm's 123

    Richard Scarry

    Product Code: BRHZG
    Other
    Learning your numbers is as easy as 1,2,3 with Richard Scarry and Lowly Worm! Join Lowly Worm and count your way through this brand-new, fun-packed book! Richard Scarry's busy world is brimming with colour and detail, and has been loved by children all over the world for more than 50 years. These delightful board books are perfect for small hands learning to count for the first time.
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  • Lowly Worm's ABC

    Richard Scarry

    Product Code: BRHZF
    Other
    Learn your ABC from apple to car with Richard Scarry and Lowly Worm! Join Lowly Worm and learn your ABC with this brand-new, fun-packed book! Richard Scarry's busy world is brimming with colour and detail, and has been loved by children all over the world for more than 50 years. These delightful board books are perfect for small hands learning their alphabet for the first time.
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  • Biggest Word Book Ever

    Richard Scarry

    Product Code: AUENV
    Other 3 years +
    This really is the biggest word book ever - it's as tall as a toddler and packed with fun! Each beautifully illustrated spread is packed with Scarry's charming animal creatures enjoying Busytown, carrying out a variety of jobs, riding in their cars and trucks, trains and planes and generally enjoying life. Each spread contains key words for the animals, objects, actions and more. Learning has never been so much fun. Books have never been so big!
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  • What Do People Do All Day?

    Richard Scarry

    Product Code: APJBC
    Hardback 3 years +
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    Now available in this beautiful hardback gift edition. Packed with things to spot on every page, this picture book classic is beautiful, fun and a favourite with children of all ages. Everyone is busy in Busytown - from train drivers to doctors, from mothers to sailors, in police stations and on fire engines. Follow lots of busy people working through their busy days. Captain Salty and his crew are getting ready to go on a voyage; Doctor Lion is busy at the hospital; Sergeant Murphy is working hard to keep things safe and peaceful; and engineers are building new roads. Another busy day in Busytown!
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  • Best Lowly Worm Book Ever

    Richard Scarry

    Product Code: ALZPE
    Paperback 3 years +
    Newly unearthed! The first new Richard Scarry book for over 20 years features Lowly Worm and all your favourite Scarry characters! Drawn and written by Richard Scarry and completed by his son, Huck Scarry, this beautiful book is packed with charm, humour and delightful pictures. Including a day in the life of Lowly Worm, Lowly on the farm, cars and trucks, planes and trains, numbers and a fun where's Lowly section. Scarry fans young and old will adore this charming and beautiful book!
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  • Best Counting Book Ever

    Richard Scarry

    Product Code: AIOOW
    Paperback 3 years +
    Willy Bunny practises counting everything he sees - from one bunny (himself) to a hundred fireflies - in the night sky in this brilliant counting book from Richard Scarry.

    An introduction to big numbers that makes learning about counting fun and easy. Full of humour and beautiful illustrations, this classic work really is the best counting book ever!
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  • Great Big Schoolhouse

    Richard Scarry

    Product Code: AIJIR
    Paperback 3 years +
    Join Huckle and Lowly, as they start term in the funniest school ever! Colourful, fun and very, very busy, this is a new paperback picture book edition of the much-loved classic Scarry adventure. This wonderful title from Richard Scarry helps to reassure children who are starting school and assists them in their ongoing learning - in the most interesting and enjoyable way possible. From A - Z and 1 - 10, through the seasons of the year and the colours of the rainbow, Miss Honey's schoolhouse is a very busy place indeed. Join Huckle and Lowly as they learn to tell the time, read stories about dragons and cause a little bit of chaos, in the best schoolhouse ever!
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  • Best First Book Ever

    Richard Scarry

    Product Code: AFSSG
    Paperback Toddlers
    Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm have fun learning about colours, counting, the alphabet, manners, shapes and sizes and much more. The Best First Book Ever helps children to become familiar with over 700 words. Each large, colourful illustration is packed with everyday objects and details, all clearly labelled. Those loveable Scarry characters introduce basic subjects: the alphabet, counting, shapes and sizes, parts of the body and more! Best of all, this book is fun! Like every Richard Scarry picture book it will provide hours and hours of educational entertainment!
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  • Planes and Rockets and Things That Fly

    Richard Scarry

    Product Code: ACCRC
    Paperback 5 years +
    An amazing new Richard Scarry collection filled with hilarious stories about jet planes, rockets, spacecraft and other things that fly! It's the perfect partner to Cars and Trucks and Things that Go and set to be a new Scarry favourite. In this collection Huck takes flying lessons, we learn how planes and birds fly, the cat family goes to the air show, and Wolfgang Wolf, Benny Baboon and Harry Hyena take a trip to the moon in their own rocket! Packed with amazing Scarry detail and with stories that can be read again and again, this book will give hours of fun to fans of planes, rockets and flying!
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