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Google Doodle Celebrates 92nd Birthday Of Richard Scarry

Search engine giant Google has celebrated the 92nd birthday of children's’ author Richard Scarry with a Doodle.

The doodle, which appeared on Sunday on the company’s search engine page, represents a scene from ‘Busytown’, a fictional world created by Scarry.

The writer, who was born 1919 in Boston, US, created the popular ‘Busytown’ world that was home to famous characters like Postman Pig, Huckle Cat and Sergeant Murphy.

When users click on the logo, they are redirected to the search results page which contains information about the author among other things.

Interestingly, the small doodle which appears at top left corner of the search results page sees the ‘L’ in Google being replaced by Lowly Worm, another Busytown inhabitant created by Scarry.

Scarry wrote more than 300 children’s books during his lifetime and was even a part of the World War II after being drafted by the US government as a part of the Allied Forces. He was drafted to North America where he served as the art director, editor, writer and illustrator in the Morale Services Section of Allied Forces HQ.

Books written by Scarry have sold more than 200 million copies around the world and are available in 30 languages.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.