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The Luckiest One of All

3.84  ·  Rating Details  ·  148 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
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.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 22nd 1982 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published 1982)
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Jun 17, 2015 Cindy rated it it was amazing
Bill Peet is amazing. I adore this book so much, never read something quite like this.
The entire book throughout rhymed which made it even more entertaining to read.
Sep 15, 2014 Robin rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A "circle story" illustrating the idea that the grass is always greener somewhere else.
Haley Sterritt
In this book, there is a lesson that the little boy discovers. He wishes to be a bird which leads him to discover the positives and negatives of being all sorts of animals and objects. At the end, he realizes that being himself is the best of all. I would use this to show children to love who they are and always be true to themselves. It also tells the story from each animal or object's point of view and how they, too, sometimes wish to be something else n
Jun 13, 2013 Joe rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A moralistic poem, not Bill Peet's strength. In fact, I'd skip it for kids but as an adult I treasure the artwork, which is like a gallery of Bill Peet subjects including the inevitable dingy city, lovingly rendered barns and farms, a grumpy lion, a steam locomotive, a caboose. We've seen them all elsewhere in other Bill Peet books. If he was still around, I'd sure like to sit down with him and buy him a beer.
Dec 14, 2010 Uriah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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As with all Bill Peet's stories, there is a strong moral attached. Here we learn that someone always wants to be like you and there are good things about being you.
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Bill Peet was an American children's book illustrator and a story writer for Disney Studios. He joined Disney in 1937 and worked on The Jungle Book, Song of the South, Cinderella, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, The Sword in the Stone, Goliath II, Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, Dumbo, Pinocchio, Fantasia, The Three Caballeros, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and other stories.

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