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Richard Scarry's Best Storybook Ever! [Hardcover]

Richard Scarry
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
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June 8 2000 Giant Little Golden Book
From the cheery sun on the first page, to the sleepy moon on the last, and throughout all 290 pages in between, there are stories, rhymes and fun with the one-and-only Richard Scarry. Classic tales, alphabet and counting stories, lots of new words and concepts, and visits around town, to the airport, and across the world make this essential book that will captivate even the most restless child.

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5.0 out of 5 stars This book had an incredible imapct on me as a child April 26 2003
Like other reviewers, this was one of my favorite books as a child. Since the contents of the book have been covered in other reviews, I wanted to mention a few other things. First, I can proudly say that my 3-year-old son is currently thrilled with my original copy. Second, I believe that this book has much to offer in terms of pre-reading skills. When I pulled this book out for my son last year, I looked through it fondly, and vividly recognized almost all of the pictures. Interestingly, though, I didn't remember the words; I had memorized all of the pictures and created my own stories as a very young child. I was a very early reader; I was reading novels of 300-400 pages in the third grade. I believe that that had much to do with my desire to sit and "read" books on my own as a toddler.
Richard Scarry's Best Storybook Ever is designed for a child to work through on his/her own. My son "reads" to himself for about an hour each day (self-inflicted!) and he already matches letter sounds to words. I'm not a believer in the genetics argument for most children; I believe that children learn to read early, and learn to have a love for books based on the environment provided for them. This book is a fantastic way to begin to set that environment for your child.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best book ever! July 18 2004
This book was given to my sister when she was very young. It became the standard reading book in my family. Try as my mother did we always requested a story from this book. My favourite was "Egg in the hole". I loved this story and requested it night after night. After a while i knew it off by heart and would tell my parents off if they changes a word. Many years ago we discovered this book in a local bookshop and bought it for friends who had just had a baby - it became a sucess in their family as well. A friend of mine has a 1 year old and i was trying to think of a present for her. The daughter has enough cloths and toys when i thought of giving her a book and remembered how much my family had loved this book. I couldn't find it in any shops in Australia and am very excited to find that it is still in print and available. Although the child is only 1 this book will cover her all the way to school and i hope it becomes as much of a favourite with her as it did with me. Thanks Richard Scarry for some of the best stories ever.
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This was one of my FAVORITE books when I was growing up! My parents still have the book (now getting in tatters -- cover missing, some pages starting to come off), but my 7 year old niece found it and she absolutely loves it too!
I figured this book was loooonnnnnggggg out of print, so imagine my surprise (not to mention my delight!) when I saw it was available! I quickly ordered it so now I can share it with my son, and hope this becomes one of his favorite books as he grows up!
Reviewing the book, I see that I love this book for its innocence and simplicity ... no questionable messages, no characters that have all sorts of product tie-ins, like is so common today. This is something every child (and parent!) needs.
By the way, this book is on William J. Bennett's list of books every child should read, which appears in his book The Educated Child.
Give you child a wonderful gift ... it is money well-spent, and this will be a gift that will be used for years.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Children's Book Ever! May 18 2002
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I still have my original paperback copy, which came free with a box of Bold laundry detergant (the sticker is still on the cover), and hold it as one of my most valued childhood treasures. I'm sure my dad can recite the entire book word for word as he read it to me so often!
I am now 7 months pregnant with my first child and wondered how my tattered (read that as well loved) copy would hold up for my little boy. Imagine my delight when I found that it is still in print! I can't wait to get a copy for the library we are working on for him! Even though my little one is still in utero, my husband and I read to him every night, and will continue to do so after he's born. I can't imagine a better book to read from than Richard Scarry!
This book has delightful tales and rhymes that all children will love. My favorite part about the book though is that so many of the stories are set in different parts of the world and illustrated in a child friendly manner that will make them want to learn more about the world around them (in my opinion anyway, as it certainly did for me). As we now live in Europe, I've visited many places I was first introduced to, and intrigued by, in Richard Scarry's world. This book is an absolute must for all children's libraries.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Oodles of Richard Scarry and I Am a Bunny, Too! Feb. 18 2001
By Donald Mitchell #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Researchers constantly find that reading to children is valuable in a variety of ways, not least of which are instilling a love of reading and improved reading skills. With better parent-child bonding from reading, your child will also be more emotionally secure and able to relate better to others. Intellectual performance will expand as well. Spending time together watching television fails as a substitute.
To help other parents apply this advice, as a parent of four I consulted an expert, our youngest child, and asked her to share with me her favorite books that were read to her as a young child. Richard Scarry's Best Story Book Ever was one of her picks.
This book was my daughter's choice night after night during the years from ages 3-6. The stories are all vividly colored, humorous, and reasonably short. They just suited her perfectly.
She would plead after each one, "Just one more story, Dad." (This was after her mother had read to her, as well.) I would read until I had almost no voice left. Eventually, we negotiated that she could pick two stories from this book, and if I was in the mood (and in good voice) we could go up from there. Otherwise, bedtime would have been delayed for hours!
If you don't know Richard Scarry, he has a wonderful, light sense of humor. He usually features intelligent animals, but in human-like contexts. This makes the moral of the story easier for the youngster to swallow, while making the story more interesting. For example, A Castle in Denmark is about the rules that you should follow in a castle (or a house) such as not leaving things on the floor where people can trip on them. Who else would have come up with such a wonderful way to help establish household rules?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book
This is a great book to bring on a trip, it's compact for a children's book, but has lots of stories and has entertained my 3-year old for hours.
Published 3 months ago by mm_pg
4.0 out of 5 stars Great buy for an excellent classic
Great book. My son loves Richard Scary and this one is huge. I find the Scary books are great for building my son's vocabulary. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Matt Devine
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic children's book
Bought this book to go with the little toy vehicles. Such a cute gift for little kids. The stories are classic and filled with lots of lessons.
Published 9 months ago by Courtenay Crosby
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh, the memories!
My mother bought this book for my two boys when they were babies, and it quickly became the most beloved children's book they had. Read more
Published 10 months ago by bplea
5.0 out of 5 stars Still have my copy from 1977
And I'm glad I do. Although much of the content is from previous Richard Scarry books -- it provides an excellent way to remember the funniest bits of those other books and has... Read more
Published on April 29 2004 by Sarah Sammis
5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful Book
My two year old son loves this book. He asks for it every night before bed. We call it "The Lion Book." His vocabulary has increased ten-fold since we started reading it. Read more
Published on Oct. 13 2003
2.0 out of 5 stars Storries originally from other Richard Scarry books
I was disappointed with Richard Scarry's Best Storybook Ever. I grew up on Richard Scarry books, and previously purchased Cars and Trucks and Things that Go. Read more
Published on Jan. 30 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars a must have!!
I LOVE this book! I recieved one when I was born, and have worn it out! I recently had to replace mine. This is the standard gift I always buy for new babies!
Published on Jan. 18 2003 by "rachelk121"
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for even an older child
I remember reading this classic as a child and wearing my copy out! I just recently acquired another copy for my teenaged son mainly as a joke gift (he's a tuba player and I think... Read more
Published on May 19 2002 by Mom of 3
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Children's Book
When I ordered this book for a friend's seven-year old I thought it was a little pricey for a children's book. Read more
Published on May 4 2002
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