by Richard Scarry
Board book, 18 pages
Published September 2nd 2008
Summary from Goodreads: With art by Richard Scarry, you know this is going to be more than your average color concept book: it educates and entertains too! Bright and fun to look at, it offers plenty of amusement and action on every page. And as they’re enjoying the lively pictures, toddlers will learn some simple color basics in the most delightful way.
What a cute and adorable little book and one that is so much fun to read to my grandchildren. It has introduced them to many different shades of color along from light to dark. With each color comes a delightful character…Lowly, Huckle Cat, Father Bear, and Banana Gorilla to name a few. Children are also shown some very imaginative objects to match each color. I have found that it has even taught my little angels to count.
About the Author: Richard McClure Scarry (June 5, 1919 – April 30, 1994) was a popular American children’s author and illustrator who published over 300 books with total sales of over 100 million units worldwide.
Scarry was born in Boston, Massachusetts, where his parents ran a shop. The Scarry family enjoyed a comfortable life even during the time of the Great Depression. Following high school graduation, Scarry enrolled in a business college but soon dropped out, finding it not to his liking. He then studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where he remained until being drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II.
Following the war, Scarry worked for the art departments of various magazines before making a career breakthrough in 1949 with Little Golden Books.