The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems

The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems

A little while ago, Beth from Better Reading Kids visited an exhibit of Mo Willem’s artwork in New York City. Mo is the author and illustrator behind hilarious picture books like Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Knuffle Bunny and Elephant and Piggie! The exhibit had early drafts and sketches from his works, with information on his inspiration and writing process. And of course there was a bus-shaped reading area for children to enjoy some of their favourites.

Check out our gallery below!

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Publisher details

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
Author
Mo Willems
Publisher
Walker Books
Genre
Children’s Picture Book
Released
01 May, 2005

Synopsis

But, boy, that pigeon tries every trick in the book to get in that driving seat: he whines, wheedles, fibs and flatters. Will you let him drive? Told entirely in speech bubbles, this is a brilliantly original book.
  • "For a child, it's a delirious formula: all of a sudden, you're in charge of a bus... Well executed and so smartly layered." The New York Times
  • "This picture book demands audience participation - Readers will identify with the pigeon themselves!" The Bookseller
Mo Willems
About the author

Mo Willems

Mo Willems’ works in children’s books, animation, television and theater have garnered him 3 Caldecott Honors, 2 Geisel Medals, 6 Emmy Awards, 5 Geisel Honors, a Helen Hayes nomination, and cemented his status as a classic in children's literature.
He is best know for his characters Knuffle Bunny, The Pigeon, and Elephant and Piggie and his work as a writer and animator for PBS's Sesame Street.  Mo also makes sculptures and writes plays. More information about Mo’s past, present, and future can be gleaned at www.mowillems.com

Books by Mo Willems

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