Richard Scarry's What Do People Do All Day?

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Random House, 1968 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 63 pages
80 Reviews
Illus. in full color. Shows and tells what busy people do every day to build
houses, sail ships, fly planes, keep house, and grow food. "Positively
guaranteed to please any small child."-- "The New Yorker."

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Great illustrations with lots of detail to pore over. - Goodreads
Lots of pictures and interesting stories. - Goodreads
... great pictures and stories. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Kevinmays - Goodreads

I grew up this book. Now my boys are doing the same. This is a timeless classic full of adventures, science, and learning fun. I've read it a thousand times. Read full review

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User Review  - Gina - Goodreads

One of my very favorite childhood books! I love this one and Richard Scary's Big Schoolhouse! These books helped me teach myself to read at the age of 3! Read full review

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About the author (1968)

Richard Scarry Born on June 5, 1919 in Boston. He attended Boston's Museum of Fine Arts School, studying art from 1939 to 1942. He served in the army as an art director, editor, and writer of information publications in North Africa and Italy. After the war Scarry worked in New York as a free-lance illustrator. His first book, Two Little Miners, was published in 1949, followed by five other children's books, published by Simon and Schuster in the same year. He worked throughout the 50's illustrating books done by various authors, usually for Golden Press. In 1963 he made his breakthrough with Richard Scarry's Best World Book Ever. The large-format book sold seven million copies in twelve years. He also illustrated several books written by J.D. Bevington. After twenty years with Golden Books, Scarry decided to move to Ramdom House. Scarry published over 300 books with total sales of 300 million worldwide, more than any other author. Richard Scarry died in his home in Gstaad on April 30, 1994.

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