Author bio

Bill Peet

Bill Peet - book author

Bill Peet was an American children's book illustrator and a story writer for Disney Studios. He joined Disney in 1937 and worked on The Jungle Book, Song of the South, Cinderella, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, The Sword in the Stone, Goliath II, Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, Dumbo, Pinocchio, Fantasia, The Three Caballeros, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and other stories.

After successes developing short stories for Disney, Peet had his first book published, Hubert's Hair Raising Adventure.

Bill Peet is the author of books: Capyboppy, The Wump World, Bill Peet: An Autobiography, The Caboose Who Got Loose, How Droofus the Dragon Lost His Head, The Whingdingdilly, Chester the Worldly Pig, Cyrus the Unsinkable Sea Serpent, Cowardly Clyde, Big Bad Bruce


Author books

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The creator of whimsical fantasies featuring a bevy of lifelike and lovable creatures, Bill Peet consistently combined excellent storytelling with enduring illustrations, becoming one of the most popular picture book creators of our time. Born in Grandview, Indiana, Bill Peet nurtured his childhood drawing talent and was awarded a scholarship to the John Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis, where he studied painting and design. After a brief apprenticeship period, he went to work for Walt Disney as a sketch artist, eventually becoming a screenwriter and helping to produce such beloved films as Fantasia, 101 Dalmations, and Peter Pan. In 1959 Bill Peet published his first book, Hubert's Hair-Raising Adventure, going on to write and illustrate over thirty successful books for children.
02
The Pollutians invade the Wump World and turn the green meadows into a concrete jungle.
03
Bill Peet tells his life story, including his years with Disney, with illustrations on every page.
04
Katy Caboose is tired of being last, and one day an accident allows her to realize her dream of peace and solitude.
05
Droofus the kindly dragon has a price on his head, but the small boy who befriends him refuses to sell him to the king.
06
Scamp learns to be content with his dog's life when Zildy the kooky witch turns him into a whing-dingdilly.
07
Chester longs to be a performer in the circus, but the road to stardom is rocky until someone discovers Chester's true "worldliness."
08
A shark accuses Cyrus of cowardice because he won't sink any ships. The kindly sea serpent almost succumbs to peer pressure, but learns at last to be himself.
09
For a war horse, Clyde is an abysmal coward, but he finally decides that even if he isn't brave, he can at least act bravely.
10
Bruce, a bear bully, never picks on anyone his own size until he is diminished in more ways than one by a small but very independent witch.