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I just have to say, we think Richard Scarry books are THE BEST!
For our oldest son’s first Christmas, his Uncle Clee and Aunt Cheryl gave him Richard Scarry’s Best Word Book Ever. (I confess I was disturbed by the name before I knew how delightfully innocent and winsome it was, for I’d never heard of Richard Scarry before). It hands-down our son’s most treasured young children’s book. I can attest that we’ve spent over 100 hours snuggled up with that book – maybe more, and we never got bored. Richard Scarry was how our first learned to read!
Richard Scarry is perhaps the world’s best-loved children’s authors ever! In his extraordinary career, Richard Scarry illustrated over 150 books, many of which have never been out of print. His books have sold over 100 million copies. Generations all over the world have grown up spending hours pouring over his books filled with all the colorful details of their daily lives. No other illustrator has shown such a lively interest in the words and concepts of early childhood….