It seems that the 2015 and 1968 editions are unabridged. Look for details. 96pages is the one.
A GEM!!! MY ALL TIME FAVORITE CHILDREN'S BOOK (moooooore stars!!!!)
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 15 years ago
I got this one as a child, back in the sixties. My copy is in Dutch and although a little weathered it's not falling apart yet. The copy I'm reviewing here is a reprint that misses several spreads, but sad though it may be, if you don't know about it you won't miss it. Richard Scarry shows different "people" (animals in clothes), all kinds of professions, how they interact and how one depends on the other. And in doing so he introduces a child to society where we all depend on one another. More than anything else he was responsible that I grew up to be free minded and open spirited person. Whatever a human being does for a living, if he/she does it with love he will make your day. A policeman, a baker, a newspaper man, a writer, photographer or singer, the postman, the bus driver. We all depend on one another. And as long as we try our best to understand that and accept and respect our fellow citizens we will be on the right path. His drawings are world famous. They're sweet and funny without being too simplistic. No matter what family, the rabbits, the mice or the pigs, even the worm, they're all lovely characters with different personalities. It has always been my first choice as a gift for kids.
FABULOUS but WHY IS IT ABRIDGED???
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 18 years ago
This book is incredible, hence the 5 stars, but I ABHOR the abridged version and long for the pieces that were cut. Why is this the only version being foisted 'pon us??
Way cool book - shame it's abridged...
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 24 years ago
This book was *so* cool when I was a kid - I spent hours reading and re-reading it, immersing myself in the pictures and enjoying the characters. Still cool today, but *abridged*? What were the publishers *thinking*? There wasn't much to it to begin with; abridging it is truly robbing those who'd really benefit from this book.
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