Richard Scarry Board Books - Woodbridge, Virginia (August 2016) -- Every so often, I come across a Richard Scarry book that used to sit on my children's bookshelf.
These books bring back so many cherished memories. The kids took them to fill the grandchildrens book shelves but let me check one more time - surely a Richard Scarry board book, even a Big Book, can still be found on their rooms.
Today, I received an email of reading "recommendations" based on my interests. I had to laugh out loud. Yes, before too long, a new school year will start in Prince William County, but Amazon dug deep for this recommendation!
They're off - age wise- by about sixty odd years.
The listing included a very familiar title - Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go.Richard Scarry's Best First Book Ever
Yes - I saved all first print editions of Richard Scarry Busytown books my children collected when they were toddlers. Did you?
Large format books made perfect bedtime story books. We'd spend so much time looking at the detailed drawings!
The small chunky board books were the perfect size for little hands to hold, and easy to flip through on those long trips to Grandma's house and so colorful!
A few board books in our collection are seriously dog-eared - even slightly chewed - but they now sit on bookshelves in the grandchildren's' rooms."What do people do all day?" is a favorite! It is amazing to see the content of these excellent books and memorable characters transformed into Richard Scarry toys with: