Do you know? • What does a pigeon, an elephant, a pig, a stuffed bunny and a naked mole rat have in common? Photos Courtesy of http://www.gomo.net/page.php?name=Home
Mo Willems • The author of the Pigeon books, Elephant and Piggie, the Knuffle Bunny trilogy,Naked Mole Rat and many more. Photo courtesy of http://mowillemsfaq.blogspot.com/
The Beginning • Mo was born February 11, 1968 in New Orleans, LA. Mo spent his childhood there with is parents who had immigrated from Holland. During and after High School, Mo performed in comedy clubs doing standup for his audiences. He studied animation at New York University. • Watch video interviews with Mo Willems Picture Courtesy of http://www.mowillems.com/
The Beginning • Mo began his adventure in writing with Sesame Street. He won six Emmy awards for his scripts and animations. Photo courtesy of http://www.kgw.com/lifestyle/grants-getaways/Grants-Getaways---Emmy-and-New-Book-157932825.html
Awards Picture courtesy of http://www.pigeonpresents.com/book-info.aspx?bid=14 • His first book, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus was awarded the Caldecott Honor in 2004. Since then, he has won two other Caldacott Awards. Picture courtesy of http://books.google.com/books/about/Knuffle_Bunny.html?id=2h2fcQAACAAJ Picture courtesy of http://books.google.com/books/about/Knuffle_Bunny.html?id=2h2fcQAACAAJ
More Awards Photo Courtesy of BarnseandNoble.com Photo Courtesy of BarnseandNoble.com • Elephant and Piggie books won the Theador Suess Geisel Medal in 2008 and 2009. He also won Geisel Honors in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Photo Courtesy of BarnseandNoble.com Picture Courtesy of inchesbyinchesblog.blogspot.com
Let’s read together... Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus • By Mo Willems
Don’t let the Pigeon.... • Create your own Pigeon story
Have you read any of these books? Pigeon Books Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The pigeon Wants a Puppy! Don’t let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! The Pigeon Loves things that Go! The Pigeon Has Feelings Too! Don’t let the Pigeon Finish This Activity Book! The Duckling Gets a Cookie? The Pigeon Needs a Bath! Elephant and Piggie Books I'm a Frog! A Big Guy Took My Ball! Let's Go for a Drive! Listen to My Trumpet! Happy Pig Day! Should I Share my Ice Cream? I Broke My Trunk! We are In a Book! Can I play Too? I am Going! Pigs Make Me Sneeze! Elephants Cannot Dance! Watch Me Throw the Ball! Are You Ready to Play Outside? I Love My New Toy! Today I will Fly! I Will Surprise My Friend! My Friend Is Sad! I Am Invited to a Party! There is a Bird on Your Head!
Or how about these? Naked Mole Rat gets Dressed City Dog Country Frog Big Frog Can’t Fit In Leonardo the Terrible Monster Edwinina, the Dinosaur Who didn’t know she was extinct Time to Pee! Time to Say “Please”! You can never find a rickshaw when it monsoons: The world on one cartoon a day Don’t PigeonHole me! Hurray for Amanda and Her Alligator! That Is Not a Good Idea! Goldilocks and TheTthree Dinosaurs Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity Knuffle Bunny Free: Unexpected Diversion Cat the Cat Books CAT the CAT Who Is That? Time to Sleep SHEEP the SHEEP! What’s Your Sound HOUND the HOUND? Let’s Say HI to Friends why FLY!
“A good picture book is a child’s friend, and for some kids it can be their only friend. “ Mo Willems -2013 • Picture courtesy of • http://www.mowillems.com/
References • Go Mo (n.d.) Meet Mo’s Friends. Retrieved from http://gomo.net • Mo Willems (n.d.) Welcome to Mo Willems dot com. Retrieved from http://www.mowillems.com • Pigeon Presents! (n.d.) 10 Years and Still Asking. Retrieved from http://www.pigeonpresents.com • Reading Rockets (n.d.) A Video Interview with Mo Willems. Retrieved from • http://www.readingrockets.org/books/interviews/willems/ • Walker (n.d.) Mo Willems. Retrieved from http://www.walker.co.uk/contributors/Mo-Willems-4761.aspx