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Busiest People Ever
The busiest books ever! 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.
Published July 1st 2008 by Not Avail
(first published 1976)
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Scarry's books were faves when I was a kid. I'm given to understand there is some controversy about changes that have been made to various recent editions (I know my favorite of his from days of yore was in fact out of print for a long time, for reasons that would be super obvious if you saw my copy), and there may be updates to this one as well, but it strikes me as being every bit as much fun as ever, making adulthood seem like something to aspire to. I enjoyed, and enjoy, imagining a world fo ...more
May 25, 2009 King Ævil rated it liked it · review of another edition
Busiest People Ever seems to be an (unfortunately) poorly-executed attempt at a sequel to What Do People Do All Day?. While the latter struck a perfect balance between the main action and slapstick humor in the background, this newer collection of stories leans far too heavily toward a chaotic riot of activity on every page, mostly unrelated to the story line. There is such a thing as being too busy, even in the world of Richard Scarry.
This is a book that takes me back to my grandparents' house. I remember sitting on my grandmother's green couch when I was very little as she read this book. There was a little gold bug that hid in every scene as the story went along. Very fun parent-child read aloud book.