busy, busy town

busytown-carsYou know it’s a good day when you can slip a reference to beloved children’s illustrator Richard Scarry into a news brief (and use the word “anthropomorphic,” to boot). I’m working on a story about AU’s connection to the U.S. Department of Labor’s “Books That Shaped Work in America” project, which commemorates the federal agency’s centennial. I was delighted to see that Scarry’s Busy, Busy Town and What Do People Do All Day? made the list. My toddler is currently obsessed with Cars and Trucks and Things That Go—and I have to say, I wouldn’t mind tooling around town in the pencil car.

Read more about the books AU intern Amanda Kraft selected for the DOL project in the April issue of American.