Richard Scarry is one of America's most enduring and bestselling artists and writers. Over a career that spanned five decades, he has contributed more than 300 books for children and adults, a body of work that has sold more than 200 million copies in 30 languages. Scarry began his career as an artist at a variety of magazines and as a freelance illustrator, drawing pictures for children's books. His stories are filled with irresistible animals, all drawn in a distinctive style that has become recognisable to millions of fans all over the world. Richard Scarry passed away in 1994.