Picture Book Authors A to Z: “W” is for Willems


Photo of Mo Willems by Wikimedia CommonsAlmost at the end of the alphabet, and I arrive at another favorite… Mo Willems.

Mo Willems grew up in New Orleans, and graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He worked as a writer and animator for Sesame Street, and performed stand up comedy. He created a couple of animated television shows, left to pursue writing full time, and currently resides in Massachusetts. This April marks the ten year anniversary of the release of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, which I love to read for storytime. Even his website is funny. Best of all, he’s coming to San Francisco in February! More details here.

Here are Some Books by Mo Willems in Our Library System

The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog
Pigeon learns about sharing when a curious duckling keeps asking questions about the hot dog Pigeon has found.

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs
A twist on a classic fairy tale, this version made me laugh out loud.

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale
Trixie and her daddy are off on an adventure, but when they return, her precious stuffed animal is missing.

Time to Say Please
A comical look at manners, and the importance of “please,” “Thank you,” and “I’m sorry.”

Your Pal Mo Willems Presents Leonardo The Terrible Monster
Leonardo is a terrible monster -- he can't seem to frighten anyone. When he discovers the perfect nervous little boy, will he scare the lunch out of him? Or will he think of something better?

The Duckling Gets A Cookie!?
Pigeon is very angry when the duckling get a cookie just by asking politely.

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons


Author Bio:

DeAnn O. would never, ever, let the pigeon drive the bus. But she might give him a hot dog.

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