Mo Willems





Mo Willems


Born
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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THE PIGEON COMES TO PITTSBURGH! 

The Pittsburgh Childrens Museum
Pittsburgh, PA

February 17 - September 2, 2018


Expert testing prototypes for the final exhibit.



This is an interactive immersive experience filled with games, drawing,
animation, and much Mo'.  We've been working with the wonderful museum
team for a few years and are very excited about this.

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Average rating: 4.3 · 417,871 ratings · 27,776 reviews · 116 distinct worksSimilar authors
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive ...

4.29 avg rating — 65,249 ratings — published 2003 — 26 editions
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Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary...

4.26 avg rating — 40,356 ratings — published 2004 — 20 editions
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Don't Let the Pigeon Stay U...

4.35 avg rating — 28,614 ratings — published 2006 — 18 editions
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Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case o...

4.29 avg rating — 24,669 ratings — published 2007 — 12 editions
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The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!

4.35 avg rating — 22,164 ratings — published 2004 — 16 editions
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The Pigeon Wants a Puppy!

4.37 avg rating — 19,069 ratings — published 2008 — 10 editions
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We are in a Book! (Elephant...

4.58 avg rating — 12,495 ratings — published 2010 — 8 editions
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Today I Will Fly! (Elephant...

4.30 avg rating — 11,286 ratings — published 2007 — 8 editions
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Leonardo, the Terrible Monster

4.23 avg rating — 11,274 ratings — published 2005 — 10 editions
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There Is a Bird on Your Hea...

4.43 avg rating — 9,283 ratings — published 2007 — 11 editions
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Don't Let the Pigeon Drive ... Don't Let the Pigeon Stay U... The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! The Pigeon Has Feelings, Too! The Pigeon Loves Things Tha... The Pigeon Wants a Puppy! The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?
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Today I Will Fly! My Friend is Sad I am Invited to a Party! There Is a Bird on Your Head! I Love My New Toy! I Will Surprise My Friend! Are You Ready to Play Outside?
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Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary... Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case o... Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unex...
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4.29 avg rating — 73,847 ratings

Cat the Cat, Who is That? Let's Say Hi to Friends Who... What's Your Sound, Hound th... Time to Sleep, Sheep the Sh...
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3.67 avg rating — 4,882 ratings

Time to Pee! Time to Say "Please"!
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3.75 avg rating — 2,109 ratings

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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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Blueberry Girl by Neil Gaiman (Goodreads Author), illustrated by Charles Vess (illustrator)
 
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Crazy Hair by Neil Gaiman (Goodreads Author), illustrated by Dave McKean
 
  371 votes 13.1%

Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed written and illustrated by Mo Willems
 
  285 votes 10.1%

 
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