Wish I'd thought up a title as whimsical as this one, but it's actually a lovely children's book that my friend and I discovered in one of our favourite neighbourhood restaurants. Who wouldn't be charmed by the notion of a vegetarian dragon?
Bill Peet's animals are endearingly expressive, and judging from Droofus, his stories are charming. I was surprised to discover that Peet also illustrated many Disney films, such as 101 Dalmatians, because his books are miles better, and not in the least twee.
I can't wait to read about "Chester the Worldly Pig",
or the whimsical Whingdingdilly,
and Scamp, a dog inspired by Peet's own dog.
Here are sketches for a story about an abandoned ostrich chick.
Every chick radiates personality.