About the author Richard Scarry (1919-1994) is one of the world's best-loved children's authors EVER! Generations of children all over the world have grown up spending hours poring over books
filled with all the colourful details of their daily lives. No other illustrator has shown such a lively interest in words and concepts of early childhood.When ever he was asked how old he
was, Scarry would always put one hand up and laugh, saying, "five".