Quotes by Bill Peet

"Unless it is cured sometimes greediness grows. Where it finally stops, alas, nobody knows."

"It's not important which link you are in the chain of evangelism, just be sure you're not the missing link."

"I've seen a lot of things," said one bearded old fellow, "but nothing ever got me like the big trees out in the West. Whey some of them shoot up tall as the tallest building, and they're a heap sight more beautiful. When you are standin' there in amongst 'em, you get to feelin' mighty small. Not measly small like here in the city. It's a good feelin'. And there's a great quietness about 'em. Like as if those giant trees have been standin' there for thousands of years just storin' up quiet. But you've got to see 'em to understand what I mean."

Books by Bill Peet

  • Capyboppy
  • 2,363 ratings
  • April 29th 1985 by HMH Books for Young Readers

    (first published March 1st 1966)

  • The Wump World
  • 2,020 ratings
  • April 27th 1981 by HMH Books for Young Readers

    (first published 1970)

  • The Whingdingdilly
  • 1,123 ratings
  • April 26th 1982 by HMH Books for Young Readers

    (first published 1970)

  • Chester the Worldly Pig
  • 1,110 ratings
  • October 11th 1978 by HMH Books for Young Readers

    (first published October 1st 1978)

  • Cowardly Clyde
  • 862 ratings
  • March 26th 1984 by HMH Books for Young Readers

    (first published 1979)

  • Big Bad Bruce
  • 823 ratings
  • October 25th 1982 by HMH Books for Young Readers

    (first published 1977)

Bill Peet
  • Bill Peet

  • Date of birth: January 29, 1915
  • Died: May 11, 2002
  • Born: in Grandview, Indiana, The United States.

  • Description: 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.