Coda: Huck Scarry

Elizabeth Bluemle -- May 10th, 2013

Remember that lovely surprise ShelfTalker enjoyed recently when I posted about a customer sharing a special Richard Scarry book with his toddler and received a comment from the man’s son himself, artist Huck Scarry? In his comment, he asked for our address, and what arrived the other day from Austria was the happiest little piece of art, soon to grace the Flying Pig Bookstore’s walls. First, the envelope, which was almost as marvelous:Huck Scarry Envelope

Huck Scarry Mrs Frumble

We are feeling very fortunate these days! What a lovely, lovely gift.

If you have a chance, try to track down some of Huck Scarry’s books. In addition to carrying on his father’s timeless work, Huck also has illustrated gorgeous sketchbooks of Tuscany and Venice, as well as intricately detailed tours of life on a fishing boat, travels in a hot-air balloon and a steam locomotive, and more. He’s such an accomplished watercolor and pen-and-ink artist!

Almost nothing delights us more than seeing how children’s book illustrators draw the flying pig. We have received some fabulous pigs through the years, and the aviator Mr. Frumble is a treasure.

It’s been a fabulous week! Enjoy your weekends, everyone.

Grinning ear to ear, your correspondent,

6 thoughts on “Coda: Huck Scarry

  1. David Refermat

    What a treasure! This is a lovely story and rings true as to the sort of man Huck Scarry is. My family was awed by him this past Sunday at the Eric Carle Muesum where he spent a wonderful hour drawing characters with a group of children in the studio. Later he graciously inscribed Busytown books, both old and new, with very special drawings of Lowly Worm, Goldbug etc. and a nice greeting using the child’s name. We’ve been to a lot of book signings and Mr. Scarry really topped them all.
    What a gem of a gentleman and what a gift he and his father have given to generations of children and parents alike! Kudos to you Huck. Your Dad would be rightly proud.

  2. Beth

    I remember the picture and the story of the dad and his boy. The dog was the kicker as he looked to be enjoying the story just as much. But this from Huck Scarry? That is just as fabulous! How happy and lucky can you be. Be sure that gets just the right frame. Love it!

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