Monday, September 21, 2009

Bill Peet: An Autobiography

5 stars
I have always loved Bill Peet's children's books and this autobiography had all that I had enjoyed in those volumes; complete with page after page of Peet's fun drawings and a story filled with challenge, loss, excitement, and adventure. Following his childhood love of drawing, Peet takes the reader through the story of his life as an illustrator while he illustrates his story. Particularly interesting is his work with Disney. A strength of the book is Peet's willingness to not skirt the hardships he experienced and yet his ability to do it in a way appropriate for children. This was a very fun read - a Caldecott Honor Book.

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