We have now reached the third generation of our family to read and enjoy the Richard Scarry books. I’m sure that they must have endured for others too. In a charming, unpretentious way, they are thoughtfully educational for roughly the 4+ age group, who are quickly seduced by the colourful and engaging illustrations, the quirkily lovable characters and all the seething activity that fills every page. Needless to say, this is ideal for a child about to start formal school, but older and younger will like it just as much. Some decades on from my first acquaintance with Scarry’s books, I still find them refreshing and still seek out lowly worm!