Don’t Let Your Children Miss Out on Mo Willems (in 2013)!

Most parents with children under the age of 15 are probably familiar with author Mo Willems. He has a mantle full of Caldecott & Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal awards for his Pigeon, Elephant & Piggie and Knuffle Bunny series, and has even received a handful of Carnegie Medals for Knuffle Bunny and Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus being turned into animated short films.

Willems began his career as a writer/animator for Sesame Street, earning six Emmy Awards before pursuing his writing career – which has created the award-winning Pigeon and Knufflebunny books, as well as the extremely popular Elephant & Piggie early reader series.

In September of 2012, the fractured fairytale Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs was released, humoring children and adults alike, and setting the stage for an exciting 2013!

This is what Mr. Willems has in store for the kids (and enthusiastic adults):

That is NOT a Good Idea! (April 2013): Willems fractures yet another fairytale in this short, sweet and fun to read offering – with a surprising twist at the end.

A Big Guy Took My Ball! An Elephant and Piggie Book (May 2013): Piggie’s ball is stolen by a big guy – Elephant to the rescue! As always, a fun read for the preschool/grade school children, with some important, underlying lessons to be learned.

Don’t Pigeonhole Me! Two Decades of the Mo Willems Sketchbook (June 2013): Children and adults alike will enjoy flipping through pages of Mo’s sketches, seeing early renditions of the beloved Pigeon, Knufflebunny, etc. characters.

I’m a Frog! An Elephant and Piggie Book (October 2013): Piggie changes her identity! What will Elephant think? Once again, Willems creates an adorable story with true lessons to be learned.

Mo Willems’ full catalog is available in the MCL system – be sure to check up on the Pigeon, Duckling, Elephant & Piggie, the Naked Mole Rat, Edwina the Dinosaur, Leonardo and all of Mo’s other creations!

Mo Willems highlight:

- John R.


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