Reinforced Library Binding
32 pages, 10 × 9 × 0.38 in
March 22, 1982
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0395318637
ISBN - 13: 9780395318638
From the Publisher
Wishing to be a bird, a little boy learns that there are benefits and drawbacks to every condition and that being a little boy may be the best of all.
About the Author
We are sad to announce that Bill Peet, beloved Houghton Mifflin author and illustrator, died at the age of 87 on Saturday, May 11, 2002 at his home in California. Bill 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.
From Our Editors
Wishing to be a bird, a little boy learns that there are benefits and drawbacks to every condition and that being a little boy may be the best of all
"A great favorite of young readers, for very good reasons, Peet is at his most inventive and astonishing best in his new book."