Bill and Pete

Bill and Pete

by Tomie dePaola
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Meet William Everett Crocodile, who spells his name "Bill." Meet Pete, Bill's best bird friend and trusty "toothbrush." Together, they foil a crocodile-hunting Bad Guy, making life safer along the River Nile in his wonderfully funny tale of two memorable friends. Full color.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399206504
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/1978
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 10.54(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.11(d)
Lexile: 440L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 7 Years

About the Author

Tomie dePaola ( is the acclaimed author and/or illustrator of more than 250 books for children. His books range from autobiographical stories to retellings of folktales and legends to original tales, such as the Strega Nona books.  Tomie has received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, a Caldecott Honor for Strega Nona, and a Newbery Honor for his autobiographical chapter book, 26 Fairmount Avenue.The American Library Association said: “His works reflect an innate understanding of childhood, a distinctive visual style, and a remarkable ability to adapt his voice to perfectly suit the story.” He was awarded the Smithson Medal, the Regina Medal, was designated a “living treasure” by the state of New Hampshire, and received the 2012 Original Art Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Society of Illustrators. He lives in New London, New Hampshire.


Connecticut and New Hampshire

Date of Birth:

September 15, 1935

Place of Birth:

Meriden, CT

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Bill and Pete 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Adorable tale of an unlikely friendship between and crocodile and a bird who is his toothbrush. A great story of friendship between childhood friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BAGELonaTREE More than 1 year ago
A crocodile named William Everest (Bill for short) and his best friend Pete (a bird who is also Bill's toothbrush) live near the River Nile and narrowly escape Bill's impending doom after a bad guy (a.k.a. leather dealer) captures him to make a suitcase. Need I say more? Some other books I like are:
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is such a great book. My seven year old son and I couldn't stop laughting. Very entertaining and awesome pictures. Rossana Menjivar
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the single funniest children's book I have ever read. It's sure to bring your child to uncontrollable laughter.