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Richard Scarry's Busy, Busy World Hardcover – 1 Oct 1966

4.8 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Hamlyn young books (Oct. 1966)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0601070674
  • ISBN-13: 978-0601070671
  • Product Dimensions: 30.2 x 26.2 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 454,198 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

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. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.


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I enjoyed this book so much as a child that i tracked it down second hand for my two year old son. He absolutely loves it. There are thirty brief stories from different countries around the world, he doesn't understand them all but the pictures are so wonderful and detailed and contain so many pictorial jokes and sub plots that he is happy to just drink in the atmosphere. I'm really enjoying it again, this is where I learned most of my geography...
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I have had this book since being very small, and still find it as brilliant as I used to. The illustrations are detailed and colourful, all accurately resembling the country they are showing. The stories are simple, and entertaining. The wonderful, lighthearted nature of this book will ensure that young children are aware of the many diverse cultures around the world, and will avoid xenophobic tendencies - Richard Scarry deserves great recognition for his fun, yet educational contributions to the world of literacy, and his work lives on to this day.
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This book brings back fantastic childhood memories. It gave me a love for learning all about the world at the age of seven, and led me to learn more and more about the countries of the world.
It will enable your children to learn about the world with the help of all the wonderful animal characters, and all the wonderful stories.
They will travel in heir minds from New York to the Netherlands, India to
Israel and London to Tokyo and Australia to Austria.
It shows your children the folksy and peaceful side of these lands, and will install a wonderful healthy respect for other nations, as well as their own.

I strongly suggest the publishers get it back into print , and soon.
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A classic which kept me and my brother entertained for hours as children. My twins now love reading this, giving them hours of entertainment. I re-ordered for some friends. Something that parents really enjoy reading to their children too.

Many great reviews from others, so I won't go into describing the book's contents!
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Replacing the tattered, taped, dog eared, but well loved copy bought in 1977. This is almost identical, save for a more modern font, which is a relief in this crazy PC world we now reside in. A favourite from my childhood is being enjoyed by my children and can now be saved for future generations.

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.
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An excellent book for slightly older children, Richard Scarry takes 6-8 year olds on a world tour with lots of funny little details to explore. Just as great as all his books, if you're a fan (and what child isn't?) then you have to get this one!
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We went to Paris then re-read the Paris section. My son absolutely loved the fact that the Eiffel tower was in the story. I grew up with this; very hard to find now and this second hand copy we had was dog-eared and worn. But we still read it most nights.
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I remember reading Busy Busy World to my kids nearly 40 years ago. They were enchanted by its magic (so was I). And so when I found it recently in a charity shop I bought it. Perhaps I am now more aware of the sexism and blatant stereotypes found therein, but you are carried along by its humour and, yes, decency. My new kids also love it, and never ever tire of hearing of the adventures of Nurse Matilda and Smokey. Why is it not available to the present generation? What a treat they are missing.
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