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Richard Scarry's Busy, Busy World Hardcover – 1 Oct 1966
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33 lively stories about everyday life around the world.
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There is the oddity of a beat egger on page 53, which used to be known as an egg beater back in the late 70s.
Problematic wise, it's actually better than I thought it was going to be. There stereotypes galore of course, but usually around the way people are dressed rather than how they act, and the fact that they're all animals helps smooth it over. There is some sexism there, for example almost none of the women have names (eg they are all "Mrs tiger, Shaloms Wife, Toms Mummy") or jobs other than wife or girlfriend. So you just have have to change some names and roles around yourself if you're reading this as bed time stories.
But to be clear - the illustrations and the stories themselves are a true delight, and the little one loves choosing which country to read about.