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Huckle Cat’s Colors (1998): You Sank My Battleship

Richard Scarry, Huckle Cat’s Colors (Simon and Schuster, 1998)


Huckle cat, holding a paintbrush, is surrounded by some of the things he encounters on the book cover.

Paint by numbers.
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Richard Scarry’s name is on the front of this one, but it feels licensed; it’s very much a slap-dash kind of book, a far cry from the wonderful Richard Scarry books I grew up with as a kid. Basic learning-colors book, with an illustration or two that might cause consternation with some parents (but that I find rather amusing); browse this one at the bookstore before buying it if you’re of a more sensitive stripe, assuming one can still find it on the shelves. But for my money, you’re better off with the classic Scarrys like Cars and Trucks and Things that Go or Richard Scarry’s Best Word Book Ever. **


About Robert "Goat" Beveridge

Media critic (amateur, semi-pro, and for one brief shining moment in 2000 pro) since 1986. Guy behind noise/powerelectronics band XTerminal (after many small stints in jazz, rock, and metal bands). Known for being tactless but honest.

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