Richard Scarry's Best Little Word Book Ever

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Random House Children's Books, May 17, 2016 - Juvenile Fiction - 24 pages
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Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm, and Goldbug guide children on a point-and-learn journey through the words around them.

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User Review  - geochick -

I had these when I was a kid...and they still appear to capture my 2 yr old sons imagination. He LOVES going through all the items on each page ect. I highly recommend these books. I wish more came as ... Read full review

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User Review  - srgrammer - LibraryThing

This book is full of words and pictures for children that are learning to read. It is a great book for preschoolers. In the back it has the alphabet with pictures and words to help the child learn. Read full review

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About the author (2016)

Richard Scarry (1919-1994) began his legendary career at Golden Books. Around the world, generations of children have grown up poring over Scarry’s oversized books such as Richard Scarry’s Best Word Book Ever! and Cars and Trucks and Things That Go. Scarry spent five years in the United States Army (1941-1946) drawing maps and designing graphics. A few years later, he left for New York City, where he intended to pursue a career in commercial art. But fate soon led him another way. As Jane Werner Watson—one of the original Golden Books editors—said in her unpublished memoir, “When a round-raced, wide-eyed young man fresh from a Boston art school and very much the proper Bostonian appeared with a particularly promising portfolio, he was promptly given an assignment. This was Richard Scarry, whose long-lived success has been a delight to us all.”
The assignments first given to Scarry tended to be Little Golden Books that featured popular licensed characters of the day, such as Winky Dink, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and Smokey the Bear. Eventually Scarry created many original characters such as Lowly Worm and Huckle Cat. But first came Nicholas, a young rabbit clad in red overalls, for the now-iconic board book I Am a Bunny.

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