History Creator / RichardScarry

26th Jun '17 1:50:28 PM ElSquibbonator
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* SteamNeverDies: A number of locomotives in his books are of the steam variety: they even co-exist with diesel locomotives in such books as ''The Best Word Book Ever'' and ''What Do People Do All Day?''; in most cases they are usually fashioned off European locomotives (especially the diesels.)

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* SteamNeverDies: A number of locomotives in his books are of the steam variety: they even co-exist with variety. However, diesel locomotives also show up in such books as ''The Best Word Book Ever'' and ''What Do People Do All Day?''; in most cases they are usually fashioned off European locomotives (especially the diesels.)
26th Jun '17 1:49:21 PM ElSquibbonator
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* NationalAnimalStereotypes: The book ''Richard Scarry's Busy, Busy World'', which is tells stories about the countries of the world, uses a lot of these.

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* NationalAnimalStereotypes: The book ''Richard Scarry's Busy, Busy World'', which is tells stories about the countries of the world, uses a lot of these. [[ValuesDissonance Needless to say, not all of them have aged well.]]
26th Jun '17 1:44:31 PM ElSquibbonator
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* AnimalGenderBender: Recurring character Huckle is a male calico cat (Calico cats in real life are almost AlwaysFemale).
26th Jun '17 1:43:21 PM ElSquibbonator
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** In ''Cars and Trucks and Things that Go," the AVE Mizar (a RealLife example of this trope, which made headlines around the time the book was written) makes a cameo. It's labeled as an "auto-plane".



* FurryConfusion: Most of the characters are {{Funny Animal}}s; however, there are non-anthropomorphic animals that are kept at farms, zoos or circuses. So Farmer Pig and Farmer Goat can keep pigs and goats at their farm, and when Hilda Hippo, Bananas Gorilla or Miss Honey visit the zoo, they'll see realistic hippos, gorillas and bears there. The most confusing one is on the circus picture in ''Best Word Book Ever'': a non-anthropomorphic horse, lion, seal and an elephant balancing on one leg while ''wearing a tutu'' are surrounded by an anthropomorphic, fully-clothed tiger ringmaster and bear acrobats. If the elephant stood slighly more upright and had more hand-like front legs, she'd pass as a person in this setting.

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* FurryConfusion: All over the freakin' place. Most of the characters are {{Funny Animal}}s; however, there are non-anthropomorphic animals that are kept at farms, zoos or circuses. So Farmer Pig and Farmer Goat can keep pigs and goats at their farm, and when Hilda Hippo, Bananas Gorilla or Miss Honey visit the zoo, they'll see realistic hippos, gorillas and bears there. The most confusing one is on the circus picture in ''Best Word Book Ever'': a non-anthropomorphic horse, lion, seal and an elephant balancing on one leg while ''wearing a tutu'' are surrounded by an anthropomorphic, fully-clothed tiger ringmaster and bear acrobats. If the elephant stood slighly more upright and had more hand-like front legs, she'd pass as a person in this setting.
18th May '17 3:22:26 PM PrincessPandaTrope
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* AlliterativeName (but not with every character)



* AlliterativeName (but not with every character)

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* AlliterativeName (but not with every character)ArtEvolution: In his early books, Scarry used painting and illustrated detailed and realistic art. However, later on, he switched to his SignatureStyle of simple ink and watercolor drawings.
10th May '17 7:51:59 PM jccw227
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* AdaptationHeroism: Not exactly a "hero" per se, but Bananas Gorilla is more of a good guy in the series than he is in the books, where he's something of a banana thief. He still loves bananas, but he generally won't steal them. In fact, the one time Sergeant Murphy tried to apprehend him for banana theft, he was actually mistaken, and quickly apologized when he realized what was really going on.

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* AdaptationHeroism: AdaptationalHeroism: Not exactly a "hero" per se, but Bananas Gorilla is more of a good guy in the series than he is in the books, where he's something of a banana thief. He still loves bananas, but he generally won't steal them. In fact, the one time Sergeant Murphy tried to apprehend him for banana theft, he was actually mistaken, and quickly apologized when he realized what was really going on.
10th May '17 7:51:10 PM jccw227
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* AdaptationHeroism: Not exactly a "hero" per se, but Bananas Gorilla is more of a good guy in the series than he is in the books, where he's something of a banana thief. He still loves bananas, but he generally won't steal them. In fact, the one time Sergeant Murphy tried to apprehend him for banana theft, he was actually mistaken, and quickly apologized when he realized what was really going on.
15th Mar '17 9:01:33 AM Snicka
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&& * TokenMinority: Lowly Worm is this. (a token invertebrate, maybe?)

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&& %% * TokenMinority: Lowly Worm is this. (a token invertebrate, maybe?)



&& * VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory

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&& %% * VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory
15th Mar '17 8:59:24 AM Snicka
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* SliceOfLife
* TokenMinority: Lowly Worm is this.

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* SliceOfLife
SliceOfLife: Most stories are about pretty mundane, everyday problems that children face.
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* TokenMinority: Lowly Worm is this.this. (a token invertebrate, maybe?)



* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory

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&& * VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory
24th Jan '17 9:44:13 PM MaxWest2
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* ArtisticAge: Bananas Gorilla in this series; he's implied to be an adult and drives a car, yet he's shown attending Miss Honey's class along with Huckle, Hilda, Lowly, etc.


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* MinorLivingAlone: Hilda Hippo is shown living in a house in this series but with no sign of parents or any other family in that house too. This is supported by her having a friend watching her house while she's off on a trip in one episode and having her pet bird watched over by Huckle and Lowly in another.
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