Did you know that Richard Scarry was born today in 1919? He was an author and illustrator. He wrote and illustrated more than 300 children’s books, which have been translated into many different languages. His books are known for their anthropomorphic animals such as cats, rabbits, worms, pigs, and mice that live in a town called “Busytown”. Anthropomorphic means giving non-human things, such as animals or weather, human-like qualities like wearing clothing. His books helped children build their vocabulary and learn about the world around them.
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I Am a Bunny was first published in 1963. It is still in print.
Revised editions of Richard Scarry’s books have been edited to match modern values. For example, pictures or phrases that might be seen insensitive or offensive due to gender, race, or religion have been modified or removed.
The main inhabitants of Busytown are Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm, Mr. Frumble, police Sergeant Murphy, Mr. Fixit, Bananas Gorilla and Hilda Hippo.
Richard Scarry’s works have been adapted into animated videos, television shows, and toys.