Mo Willems


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in New Orleans, The United States
February 11, 1968

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#1 New York Times Bestselling author and illustrator Mo Willems is best known for his Caldecott Honor winning picture books Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and Knuffle Bunny: a cautionary tale.

In addition to such picture books as Leonardo the Terrible Monster, Edwina the Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct, and Time to Pee, Mo has created the Elephant and Piggie books, a series of early readers, and published You Can Never Find a Rickshaw When it Monsoons, an annotated cartoon journal sketched during a year-long voyage around the world in 1990-91.

The New York Times Book Review called Mo “the biggest new talent to emerge thus far in the 00's."

Mo’s work books have been translated into a myriad of languages, spawned animated shorts
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MO WILLEMS STUDIO UPDATE APRIL - JUNE 2020

Thank you for watching and doodling along with LUNCH DOODLES WITH MO WILLEMS.



Kids around the country and around the world have been creating amazing art and stories for their families and friends.



Thanks to the Kennedy Center as well.



You can see all episodes (and link to all the downloadable activities) at MO DOODLES section of THE KENNEDY CENTER WEBSITE.  



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Don't Let the Pigeon Drive ...

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Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary...

4.27 avg rating — 44,327 ratings — published 2004 — 24 editions
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Don't Let the Pigeon Stay U...

4.34 avg rating — 33,751 ratings — published 2006 — 21 editions
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Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case o...

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The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!

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The Pigeon Wants a Puppy!

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We are in a Book! (Elephant...

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Today I Will Fly! (Elephant...

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Leonardo, the Terrible Monster

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4.44 avg rating — 11,007 ratings — published 2007 — 17 editions
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“If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.”
Mo Willems, Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs

“A book, being a physical object, engenders a certain respect that zipping electrons cannot. Because you cannot turn a book off, because you have to hold it in your hands, because a book sits there, waiting for you, whether you think you want it or not, because of all these things, a book is a friend. It’s not just the content, but the physical being of a book that is there for you always and unconditionally.”
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“I bet your mom would let me."
-Pigeon, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus-”
Mo Willems, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

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