Two Editions Of The Same Book Demonstrate How Our Society Has Changed In 30 Years

This was one of my son’s favorite books as a child.

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When Alan Taylor, senior editor at The Atlantic was reading to his kids, he noticed something unusual.He was reading The Best Word Book Ever by renowned children’s author Richard Scarry, whose animal-populated worlds have charmed generations of children.

In fact, Alan had a copy of the book himself as a child.But as he was reading it, he noticed some changes. He immediately compared his kids’ copy — published in 1991 — with the copy he remembered — published in 1963.

It turns out that Richard Scarry, who has authored more than 300 books for kids since 1949, has also been updating his works from time to time.

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