Buford the Little Bighorn by Bill PeetBuford the Little Bighorn by Bill Peet

Buford the Little Bighorn

byBill PeetIllustratorBill Peet

Paperback | August 1, 2003

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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.
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. ...
Title:Buford the Little BighornFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.75 × 8.44 × 0.19 inPublished:August 1, 2003

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0395340675

ISBN - 13:9780395340677

Appropriate for ages: 4


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lots of Laughs Buford is a bighorn sheep who has very long horns that have grown all the way around his body. He finds walking on the mountains very difficult and the other sheep must pull and push him along. One day he decides this is not fair to the sheep so he says goodbye and goes off on his own. He travels the dangerous route down the mountain to the fields below. Here he comes across a cattle ranch and he spends the summer hiding in the middle of the herd. But one day a plane overhead spots him and comes down to land. Buford recognizes them as hunters and knows it must be bighorn hunting season. So he takes off back up the mountains and at the end of the day his horns save him from the hunters. He finds a place where he is safe and his horns are appreciated. Lots of laughs and adventure for all ages plus lessons on accepting differences and making the most of what one can do rather than dwelling on what you can't.
Date published: 2008-04-25

From Our Editors

The creator of whimsical fantasies featuring a bevy of lifelike and lovable creatures, Bill Peet consistently combined excellent storytelling with enduring illustrations, becoming one of the most popular picture book creators of our time.

Editorial Reviews

Buford could be the new Rudolph (and Bill Peet couldn't be better)." Kirkus Reviews "