Richard Scarry’s Best Treasury Ever

Written and illustrated by Richard Scarry (Harper Collins)

This Richard Scarry classic is a happy primary-coloured trip filled with illustrations and much-loved characters to keep little ones entertained for hours. The detail-filled illustrations and story lines – filled with characters such as Huckle, Lowly, Bananas Gorilla, Sergeant Murphy, Sam and Dudley are still as entertaining and humorous as ever.

The first three stories follow a theme of a great mystery to be solved or robbers to be apprehended and the rest delightfully illustrate the little details of our lives – from going to school to the months of the year and the activities we do.

The concept of what different people do for a living is delightfully explored through the illustrations of a steamroller driver, fisherman, photographer, lawyer, baker, etc.  We love how every illustration has a little explanatory lable – sometimes with great humor – such as “Once the lawn mower got away and ran into a supermarket. Do you suppose it was tired of chewing grass?” next to a picture of a lawnmower.

There’s an old fashioned timeless quality to these books and – because they are jam-packed with little details – they make great books for car journeys, waiting rooms and bedtime reads. As Scarry said, these are books to be read and re-read until ‘they’re held together by scotch tape.’

Interestingly – the Scarry books have received a needed update along gender sensitivity lines over the years. One example – the previous books showed a mother cooking and pushing a pram. The new version shows the mother and father cooking and pushing the pram together . Sweet progress.  For more on the update check this out.

Give Away:

To win a copy of this bumper-packed classic enter here or send us an email with the subject: Richard Scarry Giveaway and tell us who will be reading Best Treasury Ever should you win it. Good Luck!

Share this on


Get in touch

We’d love to hear from you!

"I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in"


Robert Louis Stevenson

Social Share Buttons and Icons powered by Ultimatelysocial