Children's book author Richard Scarry was born today. The Libraries has a number of this classic author and illustrator's books in its collection, many of them considered rare:
Richard Scarry's great big air book, written and illustrated by Richard Scarry. New York, Random House .
At the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum Library Bradley Rare Book Room:
A nonsense alphabet. Edward Lear. Pictures by Richard Scarry. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, c1962.
Asticot apprend l'alphabet. Richard Scarry. Traduit de l'américain par Marie Tenaille. [Paris]: Gautier-Languereau, c1988.
Richard Scarry's all around busytown!: a pop-up book with flaps and pull-tabs on all sides! Richard Scarry. New York: Little Simon, 2001.
Richard Scarry's pop-up time. Richard Scarry. Designed by Jim Deesing. Paper engineered by Bruce Reifel. New York, N.Y.: Simon Spotlight, c1997.
Richard Scarry's pop-up numbers. Richard Scarry. Paper engineering Renée Jablow. New York: Simon & Schuster, c1996.
Richard Scarry's pop-up colors. Richard Scarry. Paper engineered by Renée Jablow. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, c1996.
Richard Scarry's Busytown pop-up book. Paper engineering by Ib Penick. New York: Random House, c1979.
Image courtesy of Harper Collins