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May 14 2014

The Genius of Bill Peet

by Joseph M

When I was a kid, one of my favorite authors was Bill Peet. I remember being enthralled by the fantastical art and creative storytelling in books like No Such Things and The Wump World. However, I only recently became aware that before becoming an author and illustrator of children’s books, Bill Peet had a career in the film industry. It turns out that he had worked as a story writer and sketch artist with Walt Disney Studios from 1937 until 1967, and he had a hand in many of the classic animated films produced by Disney during that period. Some of my personal favorites that he was involved with include Sleeping Beauty and 101 Dalmatians, among others.

DCPL has a wide selection of the author’s work available for your reading pleasure; click here to see a catalog listing.

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Dea Anne M May 14, 2014 at 2:27 PM

I love Bill Peet’s book too. My favorite’s are “Chester the Worldly Pig” and “Big Bad Bruce.” I think as a child who loved bears – I found the idea of a miniature bear completely charming. Thanks for the fun post!

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