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Richard Scarry’s Busytown Comes to Life Review

When I was little, there was a book on the bookshelf that whispered my name. It’s yellow cover with a giant, tame lion riding a green tractor, loaded in the back with delicious red apples, was Richard Scarry’s Best Storybook Ever. Even now, the memories return, and I might still agree with the title. Best. Storybook. Ever.

Richard Scarry continues to hold a spot on our bookshelves. I think the magic is less for the kiddos, but I attribute this to my memories. They giggle at the characters and celebrate reading on their own. It’s a beautiful thing.

The opportunity to share Richard Scarry with my children and introduce them to my dear friends, Lowly Worm, Huckle Cakt, Bananas Gorilla, Hilda Hippo and Pig Won’t and Pig Will arrived late last week. Busy Town comes to life with the most adorable playsets!

Richard Scarry’s Roadway Starter Set

Richard Scarry’s Busy Town Roadway Starter Set.

Curiosities are everywhere in Busytown! This Richard Scarry’s Busytown Roadway Starter Playset, a fun character and vehicle play system, encourages social interaction between kids as they explore and play in their own Busytown world. Discover the fun of Busytown with this Roadway Starter Set. [$19.99] The  tracks actually interlock with other sets allowing easy expansion of Busy Town!

Tracks are easily snapped together, even for a three year old’s meat paws!

My absolute favorite piece in this set is the Bookstore! The details are amazing and include books on the shelves! Wow!

Highlights of Roadway Starter Set:

  • 8 roadway pieces included, this Busytown Roadway Starter Set makes a complete oval track layout and connects with most wooden track systems!
  • Includes: Lowly Worm in his classic Apple Car,
  • Bookstore
  • Traffic sign and signal

Richard Scarry’s Busytown Fire Station Playset

his Richard Scarry’s Busytown Fire Station Playset, a fun character and vehicle play system, encourages social interaction between kids as they explore and play in their own Busytown world. [$24.99]

The firetruck actually fits inside the Fire House and for added fun, when you press a button, the truck launches into action, through the doors and onto the truck! Too fun!

The details here are just as impeccable as the starter set. The Firemen’s gear hangs on the wall, waiting for the siren to sound! Fun! There is also a sign that read “Fire Station” that turns to also read “Emergency”!

 Highlights of the Fire Station Playset:

  • 8 roadway pieces that form a complete oval track layout
  • As well as the fire station with Fireman Pig and his own fire truck!
  • A press button so you can launch the fire truck into action, open the fire station doors and turn the roof panels into stairs.
  • Signal

Town Hall Deluxe Playset w/ DVD: 

Richard Scarry’s Town Hall Deluxe Playset with DVD

Busytown brings curiosities to life. This fun Richard Scarry’s Busytown Town Hall Deluxe Playset with DVD encourages social interaction between kids as they explore and play in their own Busytown world. This playset is loaded with play features from a drive-through tunnel to a fold-up ladder!  [$39.99]

 Highlights from the Town Hall Deluxe Playset with DVD:

  •  A double oval roadway layout
  • 12 roadway pieces
  • Sergeant Murphy figure to patrol traffic
  • Hilda Hippo in her classic pencil car
  • PLUS a bonus DVD that includes 2 Busytown Mysteries episodes!

About Richard Scarry’s Busytown:

Since the 1960’s, boys and girls around the world have grown up with Richard Scarry’s best-selling books about his busy world of iconic animal characters and their whimsical vehicles. With over 300 titles in the Richard Scarry library and over 150 million books sold, Richard Scarry is one of the best-selling children’s authors of all time. In fact, he has five books in the Publishers Weekly’s Top 100 List of All-Time Bestselling Children’s Books. His popular stories follow the adventures of Huckle and Sally Cat, Lowly Worm, Hilda Hippo, Pig Will and Pig Won’t in a very busy town, leading very busy lives. His characters have become household names that parents fondly remember and kids adore

*I received the Richard Scarry’s Busytown playsets in order to facilitate an honest review. The opinions, where expressed are my own and were in no way influenced by the sponsor. Others experiences may vary.


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