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Transcript of Richard Scarry
Born in Boston in 1919
Had a great childhood.
served in World War II.
Editor, director, illustrator, writer- Morale Services
The Beginning of a Legacy...
By Lauren and Sarah
150 million copies
Who is Ms. Scarry?
Author of children's textbooks
Married in 1948
Gave them human-like characteristics and personalities
Used animals to teach lessons
Moved to Switzerland in 1972
Traveled with his wife
Son- Richard Scarry Jr.
Inspired "Busy, Busy World"
Goes by Huck Scarry- after character Huck cat
Animated adaptations of his work on VHS and DVD
Richard Scarry's TV show
Finished drawings for "Biggest World Book Ever" despite deteriorating eyesight
Published in 1963; teaches ethics and vocabulary
The End of a Legend
Richard passed away in Gstaad Switzerland, April 1994
Survived by son who continues to write/illustrate
75 yrs. old
Entertained children through his pictures and stories
Helped parents to teach difficult ethical dilemmas
Considered for Caldecott many times, but was thought to be "too popular"
Who is Mrs. Scarry?
Lifetime achievement award from the Society of Illustrators-2012
Edgar Allen Poe Special Award from the Mystery Writers of America (for The Great Steamboat Mystery), 1976
Best Story Book Ever