Chester the Worldly Pig by Bill PeetChester the Worldly Pig by Bill Peet

Chester the Worldly Pig

byBill Peet

Paperback | November 14, 2003

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Chester longs to be a performer in the circus, but the road to stardom is rocky until someone discovers Chester's true worldliness." "
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:Chester the Worldly PigFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.75 × 8.44 × 0.22 inPublished:November 14, 2003Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0395272718

ISBN - 13:9780395272718

Appropriate for ages: 4


Rated 4 out of 5 by from HIlarious As a youngster Chester the pig realizes that his lot in life is pretty grim. He thinks that if he is special he might not end up as ham or pork or bacon. So he decides to join the circus and practices and practices to learn a trick, it isn't easy but he is determined and one day he succeeds. Things do not go as easily as he thought they would, he faces one trial after another but perseveres all the time until at the end he learns he was special all along without even knowing it. This is a hilarious story. When the pig joins the circus and is dressed up in doll clothes with a clown pushing him around the ring the 7yo burst out laughing at the look on Chester's face. Plenty of other laughs to be found in this story that focuses on determination and perseverance through all odds.
Date published: 2008-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chester the worldly pig, peet My 5 year old boys favourite story for well over a year~ the unexpected ending and adventurous story are wonderful!
Date published: 2003-04-18

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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.

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Chester is going to be a laugh-aloud choice." Kirkus Reviews "