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Busy Busy Town

Busy Busy Town

Author: Richard Scarry

Year Published: 1994

Description: It's a fine morning in Busytown.  Everyone is rushing to work.  Let's see where they're going,' says the first page of Richard Scarry's Busy, Busy Town. The book then goes on to introduce very young children to a community abuzz with activity and the many people—from janitor to lawyer to teacher and everyone in between—who work hard to keep it running smoothly.  Along the way, its colorful scenes and friendly cast of characters emphasize the value of vocation and contribution, to both oneself and others.

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Busy Busy Town

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