Richard Scarry

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.

Average rating: 4.25 · 124,640 ratings · 2,374 reviews · 584 distinct worksSimilar authors
What Do People Do All Day?

4.24 avg rating — 11,104 ratings — published 1967 — 23 editions
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Cars and Trucks and Things ...

4.25 avg rating — 8,856 ratings — published 1951 — 28 editions
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Richard Scarry's Best Story...

4.21 avg rating — 7,569 ratings — published 2007 — 7 editions
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Richard Scarry's Best Word ...

4.31 avg rating — 5,889 ratings — published 1963 — 27 editions
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Richard Scarry's Please and...

4.18 avg rating — 5,411 ratings — published 1973 — 8 editions
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Busy, Busy Town

4.23 avg rating — 3,096 ratings — published 1992 — 5 editions
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Best Little Word Book Ever

4.34 avg rating — 2,905 ratings — published 1978 — 12 editions
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It's a Busy, Busy World

4.22 avg rating — 2,838 ratings — published 1965 — 10 editions
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Richard Scarry's Best Mothe...

4.31 avg rating — 1,967 ratings — published 1964 — 17 editions
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Richard Scarry's The Best M...

4.18 avg rating — 647 ratings — published 1982 — 11 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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