Happy birthday to Richard Scarry

Google’s home page features Richard Scarry‘s characters, in a bustling scene right out of his “Busytown,” to mark what would have been the children’s author’s 92nd birthday.

Richard Scarry was born in Boston, Massachussetts in 1919. He was married to Patricia Scarry, also a children’s writer. Their son Huck carries-on Richard Scarry’s work today. Books like, Richard Scarry’s Best Storybook Ever! (Giant Little Golden Book).

Richard Scarry passed away at his home of Gstaad, Switzerland in 1994.

Whenever asked how old he was, he would always put up one hand and laugh: ” Five!”

Printables for Richard Scarry’s Birthday

Richard Scarry Story Time Characters Printable Click to Download
Richard Scarry Firefighter Coloring Page Printable Click to Download

Click Here to See all of Richard Scarry’s Books

“I’m not interested in creating a book that is read once and then placed on the shelf and forgotten. I am very happy when people have worn out my books, or that they’re held together by Scotch tape.”
— Richard Scarry


2 thoughts on “Happy birthday to Richard Scarry

  1. You are a crazy fun writer and I am sure you will have the same reactions from your readers Julie!

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