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Bill Peet (January 29, 1915-May 11, 2002), born William Bartlett Peet, was a children's book author and illustrator. Although his yen for drawing got him in trouble during his early school days, it resulted in a number of well-loved books.

Peet began his artistic work as a painter, having attended the Herron School of Art and Design. However, the search for a job drove him to Walt Disney and the early Disney company. He began as a lowly in-betweener, filling in the details on Donald Duck in an annex buildingnote , before his talents were recognized and he rose through the ranks until he became a storyman working alongside Walt Disney himself.


While at Disney, he worked on a number of feature films over the years, starting with Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and continuing with Pinocchio, Dumbo, Fantasia, and 101 Dalmatians. He also worked on some short features, including two based off his own ideas,

During this time, Peet began his most well-known work: his series of children's books. Some of the shorts he developed at Disney, like Goliath II and Lambert the Sheepish Lion, were based on ideas he was developing for books, only for Walt himself to discover them and suggest animating them.

Eventually tiring of Walt Disney's dramatic mood swings and temper tantrums, Peet left Disney in 1964 and devoted himself to working as a fulltime storybook author.


Books written by Bill Peet in order of publication

  1. Hubert's Hair-Raising Adventure
  2. Huge Harold
  3. Smokey
  4. The Pinkish Purplish Bluish Egg
  5. Ella
  6. Randys Dandy Lions
  7. Chester The Worldly Pig
  8. Kermit The Hermit
  9. Cappyboppy
  10. Farewell to Shady Glade
  11. Jennifer and Josephine
  12. Buford the Little Bighorn
  13. Fly, Homer, Fly
  14. The Wump World
  15. The Whingdingdilly
  16. How Droofus The Dragon Lost His Head
  17. The Caboose Who Got Loose
  18. The Ant and the Elephant
  19. Countdown to Christmas
  20. The Spooky Tail of Prewitt Peacock
  21. Merle the High-Flying Squirrel
  22. Cyrus the Unsinkable Sea Serpent
  23. The Gnats Of Knotty Pine
  24. Big Bad Bruce
  25. Eli
  26. Cowardly Clyde
  27. Encore for Eleanor
  28. The Luckiest One Of All
  29. No Such Things
  30. Pamela Camel
  31. The Kweeks Of Kookatumdee
  32. Zella Zack And Zodiac
  33. Jethro and Joel Were a Troll
  34. Cock A Doodle Dudley

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