You might say that today’s Google Doodle logo is a bit busy. Surely, that was the intention. It honors the birthday of famed children’s author, Richard Scarry and is a tribute to the beloved Busytown.
Scarry was a Boston-born writer-illustrator who penned 250 books which have sold more than 100-million copies worldwide. His books have been translated into 30 languages. He died in Switzerland where he lived with his wife, Patricia in 1994 right before 75th birthday from a sudden heart attack.
Today’s Google logo is fabulous for two different reasons. First, it incorporates the popular favorites, Lowly Worm and Huckle Cat which are two beloved characters from his Busytown series. Secondly, it is perhaps the most busiest logos that Goggle Doodle has created.
Scarry had the unique talent of taking ordinary animals and applying humanistic qualities to them. Some of the animals he turned into cherished characters are common animal species such as cats, rabbits, domestic pigs, and mice. He also incorporated less widely explored animals such as beavers, raccoons, hippopotamuses, rhinoceroses, elephants, gorillas, crocodiles, anteaters, and hyenas.
His passion for his writing came through in his work, and could also be seen in one of his more famous quotes:
“It’s a precious thing to be communicating to children, helping them discover the gift of language and thought.”
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