Mo Willems is our focus for June’s Virtual Book Club! The fun thing about studying different authors is you get the chance to learn something new about them. As my daughter and I did a little searching to learn about Mo Willems we discovered all sorts of things about him. Plus he has so many great books that my daughter couldn’t wait to read. We were surprised to discover that he used to write for Sesame Street where he earned six Emmy Awards for his writing.
I have a confession, Mo Willems is an author that I have not had the chance to read much with my children, so I was excited to discover a new author to me and to my daughter. As I did my search, I clearly realized that I was missing out. I found that he is the author of groundbreaking picture books, including Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!; Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay up Late!; The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!; Time to Say “Please”!; Leonardo, the Terrible Monster; and Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct. He is also the author of the Elephant & Piggie Books, an early reader series, as well as the popular Knuffle Bunny books. Some of his more recent books are Big Frog Can’t Fit In, City Dog and Country Frog, and Cat the Cat; Who is That?
WORDS OF WISDOM…Sometimes you have to listen to friends and try a new author
Thanks Imagination Soup for encouraging me to try Mo Willems, love your photos of when you had a chance to meet him in person.