Nine of Richard Scarry’s best Little Golden Books come together in a colorful, deluxe volume, ready for gift-giving!
This unique collection of Richard Scarry’s Little Golden Books brims with colorful cars, droll animals, and a sly fox or two. From fables (“The Country Mouse and the City Mouse”) to folktales (“The Gingerbread Man”) to goodnight stories (Good Night, Little Bear), there are hours of fun for everyone in this beautifully bound book. Favorites such as The Animals of Farmer Jones and The Bunny Book are here, along with stories that have not been available in many years, such as Polite Elephant, Cars and Trucks, Chicken Little, and even Duck and His Friends, which was originally published in 1949. Breathtaking illustrations and stories currently found only in this volume make it a gift to cherish.
About Kathryn Jackson
Kathryn Jackson wrote hundreds of stories for Golden Books, many of which were co-authored with her husband, Byron, including The Saggy Baggy Elephant; Pirates, Ships, and Sailors; and Tawny Scrawny Lion.
J. P. Miller illustrated the bestselling Little Golden Book The Little Red Hen and has influenced and inspired many of today’s top children’s book illustrators.
About Richard Scarry
Richard Scarry is one of the world's best-loved children's authors EVER! Generations of children all over the world have grown up spending hours poring over his books filled with all the colorful details of their daily lives. No other illustrator has shown such a lively interest in the words and concepts of early childhood. For himself, whenever he was asked how old he was, Scarry would always put up one hand and laugh, saying, "five!"
Born in 1919, Richard Scarry was raised and educated in Boston, Massachusetts. After five years of drawing maps and designing graphics for the U.S. Army, he moved to New York to pursue a career in commercial art. But after showing his portfolio to one of the original editors at Golden Books, he found the perfect home for his children's books.
The assignments first given to Scarry tended to be Little Golden Books that featured popular characters of the day, such as Winky Dink, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and Smokey the Bear. EventuallyScarry 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. After Scarry married children's textbook writer Patricia Murphy, she wrote many stories for him as Patsy Scarry, including the bestselling Little Golden Books Good Night, Little Bear and The Bunny Book. In his extraordinary career, Richard 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. Richard Scarry, Jr., also an illustrator, carries on his father's work today under the name of Huck Scarry. Richard Scarry passed away at his home of Gstaad, Switzerland in 1994. He was posthumously awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Society of Illustrators in 2012.