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The Luckiest One of All School & Library Binding – October 1, 1985


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • School & Library Binding: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval (October 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0808563777
  • ISBN-13: 978-0808563778
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 8.4 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,109,389 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A great favorite of young readers, for very good reasons, Peet is at his most inventive and astonishing best in his new book." Publishers Weekly
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About the Author

Bill Peet was the author of 34 books published by Houghton Mifflin. One of these, BILL PEET: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY, was named a 1989 Caldecott Honor Book. All of Bill Peet’s books published by Houghton Mifflin Company, including his first book for children published in 1959, HUBERT'S HAIR-RAISING ADVENTURE, remain actively in print today.

In both his career as an author and illustrator of children’s books and in his work as sketch artist and continuity illustrator at Walt Disney, Bill Peet created a menagerie of memorable characters. As he himself noted, "I write about animals because I love to draw them. Most of my animal characters have human personalities, and some are much like the people I know."

At Walt Disney, where Bill Peet worked for 27 years, he was a key participant in the production of classic films such as Fantasia, Sleeping Beauty, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and 101 Dalmatians for which he was not only an artist, but the screenwriter as well.

Bill Peet’s signature style enabled him to create fast-paced stories of fantastical adventure delivered with warmth and laugh-out-loud hilarity. His unfailing humor did not, however, prevent him from addressing such poignant issues as kindness toward others and respect for the environment. Through the exploits of his characters, Peet offered his audience a chance to see themselves and their world through new eyes.

"At some point," Bill Peet once said, "it occurred to me that drawing was something I couldn’t possibly give up, and somehow it must be turned into a profession." He went on to not only fulfill his dream but to introduce generations of young readers to his delightful vision of humor, friendship and compassion.
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Bill Peet was the author of 34 books published by Houghton Mifflin. One of these, BILL PEET: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY, was named a 1989 Caldecott Honor Book. All of Bill Peet's books published by Houghton Mifflin Company, including his first book for children published in 1959, HUBERT'S HAIR-RAISING ADVENTURE, remain actively in print today.
In both his career as an author and illustrator of children's books and in his work as sketch artist and continuity illustrator at Walt Disney, Bill Peet created a menagerie of memorable characters. As he himself noted, "I write about animals because I love to draw them. Most of my animal characters have human personalities, and some are much like the people I know."

At Walt Disney, where Bill Peet worked for 27 years, he was a key participant in the production of classic films such as Fantasia, Sleeping Beauty, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and 101 Dalmatians for which he was not only an artist, but the screenwriter as well.

Bill Peet's signature style enabled him to create fast-paced stories of fantastical adventure delivered with warmth and laugh-out-loud hilarity. His unfailing humor did not, however, prevent him from addressing such poignant issues as kindness toward others and respect for the environment. Through the exploits of his characters, Peet offered his audience a chance to see themselves and their world through new eyes.

"At some point," Bill Peet once said, "it occurred to me that drawing was something I couldn't possibly give up, and somehow it must be turned into a profession." He went on to not only fulfill his dream but to introduce generations of young readers to his delightful vision of humor, friendship and compassion.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 13, 2000
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My kids, 5 and 7, enjoy this book, we've read it many times. Bill Peet books are favorites in our home. Of course it is OK to think about what it is like to be someone else, everyone does that sometimes. The great lesson is to realize that everyone has a journey that is filled with trials and triumphs. No matter who we are there are things to be grateful for and challenges that make us who we are...unique and wonderful. Great book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. Norrid on October 5, 2007
Format: Paperback
Bill Peet is an amazing author/illustrator. We have several of his books and enjoy every one. This book is about the lesson of being thankful for what you can do and not wishing you were somebody or something else. Although it is fun every now and then to imagine how other people or animals or things would live, it's always nice to come back to how lucky you are to be you. And as always, written in the wonderful rhyming way that Bill Peet can do. He uses words that continually add to my 5 yr old son's vocabulary. I highly recommend this book.
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Format: Hardcover
This is a wonderful book to give to young boys. My sons and nephews enjoy the message(s) of being happy with who you are, looking on the bright side of things, and being grateful for what you've been given. I love Bill Peet! If you're looking for other titles of his worth purchasing, I recommend --- (1) The Wump World, (2) Farewell to Shady Glade, (3) The Caboose Who Got Loose, and (4) The Whingdingdilly. Enjoy!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By EcoDesigner on September 27, 2011
Format: Paperback
I loved Bill Peet books as a child, and I still really like them today. I recently bought the whole set so that my children will have them, and realized that I remember every character and every plot from 20+ years ago when my parents read them to me. They really made an impact on me. The illustrations are cute and captivating, the characters are engaging, the stories and well told, and each book has a meaning. There are few authors who can create such a fine balance in childrens' books.
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1 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 20, 1997
Format: Hardcover
To be an adult at my thirties, the book is not only fun, but kind of sad (because of being too true ) for me.
This is life. You've got to just accept it. Like how you look, what the birth background you have.... Taking the facts, then you can get relieved, and, furthermore enjoy what you have.
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