|aLittle Golden Book favorites|cby Richard Scarry.
|a1st Random House ed.
|aNew York|bGolden Books|c2008.
|a1 v. (unpaged)|bcol. ill.|c21 cm.
|aLittle Golden book
|aThe stories contained in this work were originally published separately as follows: Goodnight, Little Bear originally published in 1961 by Golden Press, Inc.; Richard Scarry's Chipmunk's ABC originally published in 1963 by Western Publishing Company, Inc.; The Bunny Book originally published in 1955 by Simon and Schuster, Inc. and Artists and Writers Guild, Inc.
|aGood night, Little Bear -- Chipmunk's ABC -- Bunny book.
|aThree beloved Little Golden Books by Richard Scarry are gathered together in one mini treasury.
In three separate stories illustrated by Richard Scarry, a bear avoids bedtime, a world involving a chipmunk and friends are introduced using words beginning with each letter of the alphabet, and a baby rabbit's family tries to guess what he will be when he grows up.
Richard Scarry is one of the world's best-loved children's authors EVER! Generations of children all over the world have grown up spending hours poring over his books filled with all the colorful details of their daily lives. No other illustrator has shown such a lively interest in the words and concepts of early childhood. For himself, whenever he was asked how old he was, Scarry would always put up one hand and laugh, saying, "five!" ? Born in 1919, Richard Scarry was raised and educated in Boston, Massachusetts. After five years of drawing maps and designing graphics for the US Army, he moved to New York to pursue a career in commercial art. But after showing his portfolio to one of the original editors at Golden Books, he found the perfect home for his children's books. ? The assignments first given to Scarry tended to be Little Golden Books that featured popular characters of the day, such as Winky Dink, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and Smokey the Bear. Eventually Scarry created many original characters, such as Lowly Worm and Huckle Cat. But first came Nicholas, a young rabbit clad in red overalls, for the now-iconic board book?I Am a Bunny. After Scarry married children's textbook writer Patricia Murphy, she wrote many stories for him as Patsy Scarry, including the bestselling Little Golden Books?Good Night, Little Bear?and?The Bunny Book. In his extraordinary career, Richard Scarry illustrated more than 150 books, many of which have never been out of print. His books have sold over 100 million copies around the world and are currently published in more than 20 languages. Richard Scarry Jr., also an illustrator, carries on his father's work today under the name of Huck Scarry. Richard Scarry passed away at his home in Gstaad, Switzerland, in 1994. He was posthumously awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Illustrators in 2012.