What Was Walt Like? According to Bill Peet…

…there was the “jovial, good natured Walt…” and then there was the one pictured above.

I’ve never been fully convinced that Bill Peet An Autobiography is a “picture book for children,” even though it was a runner-up for the Caldecott Medal, awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children to “the most distinguished picture book for children.”

Perhaps it’s because the book features a parade of “chain smoking neurotics,” Walt Disney among them.

Regardless, the book is spellbinding, still in print after nearly 20 years, and available from Amazon.

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