Buford the Little Bighorn

Buford the Little Bighorn

by Bill Peet
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Buford the Little Bighorn by Bill Peet

Buford's giant horns cause him all sorts of problems and even force him to leave his mountainside home, but eventually they make him a hero on the ski slopes. "Buford could be the new Rudolph (and Bill Peet couldn't be better)." -- Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780395203378
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 04/11/2006
Edition description: None
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 9.08(w) x 10.09(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About 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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Buford The Little Bighorn (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
SunnySE More than 1 year ago
You do not need to be "4 to 8" to enjoy this book, although it was one of my favorites in first grade! The story is very clever, with a bighorn sheep learning to deal with some difficulties that life has dealt him--his horns grew too long! He cannot climb the steep cliffs anymore, and he has difficulty with his balance as his horns curve around his heels! The ending will very much surprise you, as this little bighorn discovers a new way to "ski" through life! Ha! A very encouraging and positive book for anyone who feels like they have a difficulty to overcome...or just want a few minutes of entertainment!