Richard Scarry's What Do People Do All Day?

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Random House, 1968 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 63 pages
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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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Very informative book and yet entertaining for my 3 year old son. There is always something new to see that was not caught on an earlier read. My son has taken this book to bed many times to just ... Read full review

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My grandsons love this book. Richard Scarry is a great story teller and brings education into his books. I always loved reading them to my son and he in turn loves reading any Richard Scarry book to his sons. Read full review

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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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