Book review: Richard Scarry’s Busytown Treasury

Richard Scarry’s Busytown Treasury. Random House,  2016.  $12.99.  ISBN 978-0-553-53899-1.   174 pgs.  Bonus Activity Pages. Ages Toddler-Elementary. P9/Q10

scarry-busytown-treasuryThis is a compilation of six well-known stories from Richard Scarry’s Busy World stories.  It is divided into bedtime stories, manners, A Day at the fire station, police station, airport, and doctor’s office.  You see the famous bananamobile, hear about Sergeant Murphy saving the day and many of the other beloved characters in Busytown. A fun bonus is an additional 12 pages of activities. Included are games, crafts with instructions, and even a recipe.

November 2016 review by Helyn Layton.

[Editor’s note: According to the publisher description, this Busytown Treasury includes six previously published titles: “Bedtime Stories, The Please and Thank You Book, A Day at the Fire Station, A Day at the Police Station, A Day at the Airport, Nicky Goes to the Doctor plus a bonus section full of fun activities.”  These previously published works combine titles not only by Richard Scarry but also by Huck Scarry (and the Richard Scarry Corporation).]


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