Capyboppy by Bill PeetCapyboppy by Bill Peet


byBill Peet

Paperback | November 14, 2003

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The true story and adventures of Capyboppy, the Peet family's pet capybara.
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:CapyboppyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9 × 6.81 × 0.31 inPublished:November 14, 2003Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0395383684

ISBN - 13:9780395383681

Appropriate for ages: 4


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comic Escapades of a Capybara A true story based on the author's experience of having a capybara as a family pet. His oldest son had always brought home animals as pets but once when he was attending college he brought home a capybara. The animal won all their hearts and had many comic escapades but in the end they realize that wild animals are not meant to be pets and they must decide what to do with him. The story ends happily, though mother sheds a few tears. This is a fun, educational story illustrated profusely with Peet's fabulous line drawings. Bill Peet worked for Walt Disney back in the day and he is one of the greatest children's book author/illustrators.
Date published: 2008-04-25

From Our Editors

A capybara is a real animal. It is the largest existing rodent and looks something like a giant guinea pig, to which it is related. Normally the capybara lives near the rivers and lakes of South America, but this one lived with the Peet family.

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Sure to be enjoyed by children and adults as well." School Library Journal "