Inspired: Richard Scarry

Inspired: Richard Scarry

Note: I’m thrilled that my April Fools day prank worked. I didn’t think you’d fall quite so well for that terrible outfit! Gotcha!

Isn’t it amazing how well you remember the books you read as a child? I could probably draw from memory all my favorites. One was the clever drawings of Richard Scarry.

I gave this compilation book of 82 of his stories at the baby shower last weekend. I especially like the drawings of busy Paris streets. (I consider it my serious duty to ensure that this country-kid grows up with at least a small dose of city life!)

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  1. love.boxes at 8:49 pm

    The Richard Scarry books were some of my favorite when I was little. How fun!

  2. The Illustrious Lindsay at 10:30 pm

    My signature baby gift is always a book…Goodnight Moon is a favorite, but also “Where the Wild Things Are” and “Where the Sidewalk Ends”.

  3. Anonymous at 11:41 pm

    I love new-vintage children’s books (I have something of a running account at Amazon).

    They are re-releasing a bunch of Gyo Fujikawa’s stuff, which makes for darling (and affordable) baby gifts. She was one of the first chidren’s books authors who incorporated multi-cultural images of children in her work. (FYI her Night Before Christmas is only available at B&N)

    Eloise Wilkin, Scarry, Tibor Gergely, Tenggren, Garth Williams, and the D’Aulair’s are wonderful to collect (since vintage is so in right now, there are several good re-issues available).