8 changes that were made to a classic Richard Scarry book to keep up with the times. Progress!

 

Richard Scarry was an incredibly prolific children’s author and illustrator. He created over 250 books during his career. His books were loved across the world — over 100 million were sold in many languages.But here’s something you may not have known about these classics: They’ve been slowly changing over the years.Don’t panic! They’ve been changing in a good way.Scarry started publishing books in the 1950s, when times were, well, a little different. So some of the details were quietly updated.Alan Taylor, a senior editor for the photo section of The Atlantic, noticed differences back in 2005 and decided to photograph them.

Source: 8 changes that were made to a classic Richard Scarry book to keep up with the times. Progress!

Picture Books to Teach Empathy and Compassion

 

This is a book list of picture books to teach empathy. A reader emailed the author and asked for a list of books which would help her child to think a little bit less about worldly goods, and a little more about the importance of appreciating non-tangible values like generosity, humility, compassion and kindness. In other words, these are books which help teach children to reject a sense of privileged entitlement.

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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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