Richard Scarry


Born
in Boston, MA, The United States
June 05, 1919

Died
April 30, 1994

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RICHARD SCARRY is one of the world's best-loved children's authors EVER! In his extraordinary career, Scarry illustrated over 150 books, many of which have never been out of print. His books have sold over 100 million copies around the world, and are currently published in over twenty languages. No other illustrator has shown such a lively interest in the words and concepts of early childhood. Richard Scarry was posthumously awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Illustrators in 2012. ...more

Average rating: 4.26 · 141,090 ratings · 3,043 reviews · 642 distinct worksSimilar authors
What Do People Do All Day?

4.26 avg rating — 12,073 ratings — published 1968 — 31 editions
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Cars and Trucks and Things ...

4.27 avg rating — 8,750 ratings — published 1974 — 26 editions
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Richard Scarry's Best Story...

4.23 avg rating — 8,210 ratings — published 1950 — 8 editions
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Richard Scarry's Best Word ...

4.33 avg rating — 6,531 ratings — published 1963 — 35 editions
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Richard Scarry's Please and...

4.19 avg rating — 5,731 ratings — published 1973 — 9 editions
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Busy, Busy Town

4.25 avg rating — 3,525 ratings — published 1992 — 6 editions
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Best Little Word Book Ever

4.34 avg rating — 3,215 ratings — published 1978 — 12 editions
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It's a Busy, Busy World

4.26 avg rating — 3,349 ratings — published 1965 — 13 editions
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Richard Scarry's Best Mothe...

4.33 avg rating — 2,198 ratings — published 1964 — 17 editions
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Richard Scarry's Cars and T...

4.27 avg rating — 957 ratings — published 1990 — 2 editions
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“I'm not interested in creating a book that is read once and then placed on the shelf and forgotten. I am very happy when people have worn out my books, or that they're held together by Scotch tape.”
Richard Scarry

“There are all kinds of writers. The best writers write children's books.”
Richard Scarry, Busy, Busy Town

“Artists paint pictures. The best artists paint pictures for children's books.”
Richard Scarry

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