I never understood Richard Scarry's Busy Town. I didn't have a lot of children's books growing up, so I missed out on the series for the most part.
But I also made no effort to get my hands on the book for one specific reason:
Even as a kid, I always thought it was stupid when animals in books and movies just did things that regular human beings already did.
Books like the Arthur series were similar.
I would think: You're going to let animals talk and do stuff, and the best you can do is send them to school every day like me? Give them homework? Make them eat dinner at a table with their parents? Why?
I also thought as a kid that Richard Scarry's books were falsely advertised. A guy named Richard Scarry wrote these books, but there not a single scary thing in any of these books. What gives?
However, I recently ran across to updates to Richard Scarry's Busy Town online, and these I can support. I love both, but I really love second one best.