Hubert's Hair Raising Adventure

Hubert's Hair Raising Adventure

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by Bill Peet

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Hubert the lion, terribly vain about his beautiful mane, tries everything to make it grow back after it goes up in smoke.


Hubert the lion, terribly vain about his beautiful mane, tries everything to make it grow back after it goes up in smoke.

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"A riotously funny picture-book tale." Booklist, ALA
Children's Literature - Judith Gravitz
In rhymed verse, Peet tells the story of Hubert, a vain lion who burns his mane. His jungle friends want to help him regrow his mane, but it requires a magical cure-crocodile tears. Only the elephant is brave enough to venture to the river, and through his cleverness he obtains the tears. Administered to Hubert's head, the results are fantastic-his hair grows and grows-until it threatens to suffocate all the animals. Hubert's hair is finally cut into a manageable and unusual style. This is a hilariously hairy tale for all to enjoy. 1979 (orig.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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4 - 7 Years

Meet 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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Hubert's Hair Raising Adventure 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am seventy eight and my oldest son was born in 1959. I bought the book and read it to my last full time class before I became a stay at home parent, then I read it to Mark and all of his siblings. I never thought to read it to my grandchildren now I will. I also am a volunteer teacher in an inner city San Francisco school where I read at least seven books a week to the primary children. Now I will read Hubert and watch them be introduced to yet another author.
pegvg More than 1 year ago
Bill Peet is an author who is frequently missed but, as do some of my favorite adult book Arthur's, uses current problems to give understanding and fun to his stories.