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