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Richard Scarry

Richard Scarry is unquestionably one of the most-loved children’s authors of all time. He wrote more than 250 books which have gone on to sell more than 150 million copies globally that have been translated into dozens of languages. Mr. Scarry, who was born in Boston and moved to Switzerland in 1968, once wrote: ‘It’s a precious thing to be communicating to children, helping them discover the gift of language and thought. I’m happy to be doing it.’

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Richard Scarry's ABC Word Book

Jump into Busy Town and learn your ABCs with Richard Scarry and his friends!

Each double page spread is packed with words starting or finishing or including a specific letter of the alphabet. The letters are highlighted in bright pink to emphasise the learning point. It’s busy and it’s bright and it makes learning your alphabet fun.

Richard Scarry's Peasant Pig and the Terrible Dragon

Richard Scarry’s beloved Busylande meets the Middle Ages – and the result is a joyful reworked fairy tale starring knights on horseback, wandering minstrels, intrepid peasants, a beautiful princess and a frightening dragon!

Busylande is a very busy, happy kingdom – until a roaring dragon kidnaps Princess Lily. Who will save her? The knights do try, but everything goes wrong. Now it’s all up to Peasant Pig and Lowly Worm . . . but they’ve not faced a challenge like this – ever!

Richard Scarry's The Adventures of Lowly Worm

Lowly Worm is one of Richard Scarry’s best loved characters, and the star of this lively collection of stories, in which he takes an unexpected ride on a hot-air balloon; helps Huckle find just the right gift for Mother Cat; rides the roller coaster at the fair and builds a castle at the beach. With everything from bike crashes to a big birthday surprise, these stories show exactly why Lowly is one special worm, loved the world over. Every page has something to delight over and discuss.

Richard Scarry's Best Busy Year Ever

Scarry captures all the hustle and bustle of Busytown through a series of delightful, brightly illustrated stories. Flossie, Big Hilda, Mother Cat, Squeaky Mouse and a cast of Scarry’s most popular characters are off to pick spring flowers, watch fireworks at the Pig family picnic, help the postman deliver letters, and celebrate holidays, family and friends. This is the perfect introduction to everyday grown-up life – ever!

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