Sunday, June 26, 2011

What Do Publishers Wreck All Day?

In a previous entry, I linked to the children's classic "What Do People Do All Day?" by Richard Scarry. Did you know the edition currently published is 64 pages, a huge abridgement from the original 96 pages?

Tons of great stuff been cut. I understand the following are all gone: Building a House, Posting a Letter, Bread And How It Is Made, Huckle's Plane Trip, Sgt. Murphy the Busytown Policeman. And more. It's just awful!

You can still find the unabridged version used, but it will set you back at least $75!!

If you own an old copy in good condition, you may want to consider selling it so new kids can enjoy it (and you can go eat a fancy dinner with the profits)!

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