I was bought up on Richard Scarry books. One of the most traumatic moments of my young life was finding that my brother had cut all the pages out of the middle of What Do People Do All Day? to make a hidey-hole for his stash of sweets. Obviously, I ate the sweets….
And now Harpercollins have bought out Richard Scarry’s Biggest Word Book Ever! and I have been catapulted back into Busytown and the world of Huckle Cat, Bananas Gorilla and Lowly Worm. The best part is that the book is truly enormous (about 18″x30″) so I am very much back in touch with my inner 5 year old….
I’m going to give my copy to a friend’s daughter – the joy of Richard Scarry has to be passed on. I just can’t wait to see what she makes of a book which is bigger than she is!