Richard Scarry

5 Nov

If you were not exposed to Richard Scarry as a child, then you have been deprived. You should contact your parents immediately and complain bitterly about their heinous neglect. It probably explains why you are a drug dealer or in advertising. Hilarious! Obviously, the same applies to Dr. Seuss and Charles M. Schulz. Richard Scarry does not dumb it down for his child audience, he uses precise words to accompany his illustrations. You can find words such as, “narcissus”, “plimsolls” and “xiphias”,  rather than flower, shoe and swordfish next to each drawing and know just what he is referring to.

Richards Scarry

Richard Scarry

Shoes: Vegan Wares

Brooch: Kearnsie at Little Shop of…

Skirt: Ananya at Etsy

Reading: Best Word Book Ever, (Hamlyn, 1977). Held together by sticky tape. Bad librarian.

Purple shoes



5 Responses to “Richard Scarry”

  1. Robert Brunton November 5, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

    Your ‘best’ is well good enough! Keep it up.

  2. coventryenglish November 6, 2012 at 5:33 am #

    What a trip down ‘memory lane’ I used to spend hours pouring over Richard Scarry books. Thanks for the memories. Rachel, Coventry Primary English.

    • Aspirant Librarian November 6, 2012 at 12:35 pm #

      Hi Rachael,

      I am glad to hear that you had a proper upbringing. Your blog is great.


  3. mblesy November 7, 2012 at 1:55 am #

    I used to entertain myself reading his books. My favorite was the one that put a spin on common fairy tales/nursery rhymes.

    • Aspirant Librarian November 7, 2012 at 10:04 am #

      Hi Marcy,

      I have a copy of his “Best Mother Goose Ever”. Adorable.


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