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June 5, 2013

The Pigeon makes the cover of Boston Parents Paper, which includes an interview with me and a plug for the upcoming exhibit at the Eric Carle Museum.

You can pick up a copy in Boston, or have a read here (they ask for your email, but there is no further log in).






Also, here's a nice piece on my work from a British perspective from a books editor for the Guardian in Book for Keeps.
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Published on June 05, 2013 05:00 • 31 views

June 4, 2013

A little bird has told me that the new Pigeon Fabrics  from Cloud Nine have shipped.

I've got a few samples, and they're awesome!

They come in 9 Pigeon-tastic designs (check them out here).



Frenzied










Chorus Line









Word Bubbles







Stripe







Feathers | White










Hexagons | Yellow









I Have Dreams







Cheater Print (36" x 42"repeat)







Project Panel
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Published on June 04, 2013 05:00 • 72 views

June 3, 2013

THANKS to you, some wonderful news for all of us here at Knuffle Manor, Hyperion Books, and Balzer & Bray on this week's New York Times Bestseller List:








Elephant & Piggie's A BIG GUY TOOK MY BALL! debuts on the list at #1!









THAT IS NOT A GOOD IDEA! spends it's 5th week on the list at #4!


and...







Elephant & Piggie's LET'S GO FOR A DRIVE! returns to the list at #10 for it's
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Published on June 03, 2013 05:00 • 38 views

May 31, 2013

As I mentioned yesterday, I'm very excited about two big exhibits in Amherst & Northampton at the end of June.

The first, SERIOUSLY SILLY at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is a retrospective of my children's book work over the past decade.  It runs through the end of the year.




The second, which runs through the summer at the R. Michelson Gallery in Northampton, MA, is a collection
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Published on May 31, 2013 05:00 • 44 views

May 30, 2013

June is going to be an exciting month as two exhibits will be opening on the same weekend featuring two very different aspects of my work.

The first, SERIOUSLY SILLY: A DECADE OF ART AND WHIMSY BY MO WILLEMS, is a major retrospective show at the ERIC CARLE MUSEUM OF PICTURE BOOK ART in Amherst, MA of the first decade of my picture book work including many rough and inspirational drawings.  
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Published on May 30, 2013 05:00 • 62 views

May 28, 2013

The folks over at Booklist like THAT IS NOT A GOOD IDEA!  In a recent review they say:

By the time the story reaches a head, you can practically hear the Wurlitzer throbbing, and kids will be squirming with tense glee, primed for a classic Willems gotcha that turns the whole thing on its head for the poor, unsuspecting fox. A quick, crowd- pleasing lark that should be a hit at group storytime
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Published on May 28, 2013 05:00 • 53 views

May 24, 2013

Many years ago someone posted on some website that I was, in fact, an Italian who was born on May 24. And it stuck.

Consequently, I've been getting birthday wishes in my fan mail every May for years.  In the beginning, I had no idea why.

Since most, but not all, Wiki-type sites have corrected this odd error, I have decided that May 24 is my eBirthday. (I even made the Adelaide, Australia's
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May 21, 2013

Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.Gerald and Piggie are best friends.In A Big Guy Took My Ball! Piggie is devastated when a big guy takes her ball! Gerald is big, too...but is he big enough to help his best friend?

Available your favorite local book store or library today!

I hope you enjoy the BIG surprise!
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Published on May 21, 2013 05:00 • 48 views

May 20, 2013

Lots to be thankful for this Monday...





Thanks to you, THAT IS NOT A GOOD IDEA! spends it's 3rd week on the Indie Bestseller List (#6) and the New York Times Bestseller List (#4) and is joined on the NYT List by LET'S GO FOR A DRIVE! (#8). Thanks, you!





Here is a brief interview about humor, the Sid Fleischman Award, and GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE DINOSAURS from SCBWI in which I discuss
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Published on May 20, 2013 05:00 • 21 views

May 17, 2013

A new production of KNUFFLE BUNNY: A CAUTIONARY MUSICAL opens on Friday May 24th at Syracuse's Gifford family Theatre (school matinees begin on the 21st) and runs through mid-June.

Don't miss the action! The drama! The babbling! The HUGE dancing laundry!

Details and tickets are here!

If you're in the area, I hope you enjoy the production and tell 'em Mo sent ya!
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Published on May 17, 2013 05:00 • 41 views

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