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Richard Scarry's Busiest People Ever!
Back in print after twenty years! Now readers can once again follow all the busy people who keep Busytown running smoothly. Everyone s favorite friends are there: Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm, Sergeant Murphy, bumbling Mr. Frumble, and more. Preschoolers learning about their communities will enjoy seeing the inner workings of a farm, the harbor, the airport, and even the busy ...more
Hardcover, 45 pages
Expected publication: January 3rd 2017 by Random House Books for Young Readers
(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 ...more
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.