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MARCH 11, 2008
Meet Mo Willems
Who's Mo Willems, you ask? In the world of picture books, he's quite a celebrity. Willems began his writing career on Sesame Street, and won several Emmy Awards for his efforts. In libraries, he is best known for two series of easy picture books which have become great favorites with young readers. The Pigeon, a hot dog loving bird with lots of attitude, won Willems a Caldecott Honor for Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Then there's Knuffle Bunny, the favorite stuffed toy of young Trixie, a little girl living in New York City. The delightful drawings of Trixie and her family coupled with real photographs makes for an interesting and unusual approach in Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale and Knuffle Bunny Too. Check out the work of Mo Willems at your library.