Born in Boston in 1919, Richard Scarry's drawing talent led him to study at the Boston Museum School. He began his career in New York City as an illustrator and freelance artist, and in 1963 he published his first book, The Best Word Book Ever, which became an international best-seller.
"Richard Scarry's brilliant books are full of wonder and mayhem, and have been a favourite with children for generations." - Junior magazine
Praise for the Busytown series:
"If there was ever a primary school library must-have, it is the late Richard Scarry's Busytown series." - TES