Bookish Google Doodle: Richard Scarry

In honor of Richard Scarry’s 92nd birthday, on 5 June 2011:

Richard Scarry Google Doodle

Richard Scarry Google Doodle

17 thoughts on “Bookish Google Doodle: Richard Scarry

  1. I LOVED Richard Scarry when I was in 1st grade–still love him. My kids made me read his books over and over. I wonder what it is that we all love about categorizing everything. His books gave a real sense of order to things.


    • As my mom would tell you, I love him, too. So much. I spent hours flipping through his books when I was a toddler. Some of my earliest bookish memories revolve around him, as far back as when I was 2 or 3. That sense of order, as you say, definitely spoke to me. Of course, I grew up to have OCD, so…


    • He died in his ’70s, so this was just a commemoration. Still, he had a nice, full life, I’d say.

      I will be checking my email later tonight, or possibly first thing in the morning. I think I know what is waiting for me! 🙂


    • I have some, but not nearly as many as I’d like. Of course, from babyhood on I was spoiled rotten with books. There’s no way I could have kept track of all of them, especially after a few decades and dozens of moves. I like looking through the ones I have, though. Doing this post kind of makes me want to go buy some Richard Scarry books, as I no longer have my copies.


  2. This is adorable! Can’t believe I missed it.

    I loved Richard Scarry as a kid. I felt he really “got” what a kid’s book should be like. His books were sheer pleasure just to look at, let alone read.

    Thanks for posting this. It’s been way too long since I’ve read his books.


    • It is from three years ago! I missed it, too. I’ve gotten into the habit of searching the Doodle archives, and this time it caught my eye!

      I adored Richard Scarry’s books when I was a toddler. I spent countless time staring at/reading them. I am really tempted to buy a few, just to have.


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