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Mo Willems is an author and an illustrator. "After a stint making cartoons for television, I now merrily scribble away making books for children. Some titles include DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS! and KNUFFLE BUNNY: A CAUTIONARY TALE."
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26. Elephant & Piggie's WE ARE IN PLAY! tickets on sale at the Kennedy Center!

Tickets to Elephant & Piggie's WE ARE IN A PLAY! opening this November at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC are now available for KC Members. Tickets go on sale to the general public on August 7th, 2013. I will be visiting for the opening weekend (mo' on that later). Unfortunately, the KC no longer does touring productions, so your chance to see the original

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27. Apps 'n Toons 'n News!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Carle for my final gig last week.  The crowds were great and everyone seemed to have a good time. While we're busy at Knuffle Manor getting ready for our big trip, so exciting stuff has been happening at the studio. Thursday saw the release of MO...ON THE GO! a new game and drawing app that we've been working on for the better

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28. Dining Room Dinner Doodles & news

As readers of this blog know, most nights we draw on our paper table cloth after dinner chez Willems.  We call it Dining Room Dinner Doodles. This summer we started a new roll of paper and for the first time it's not white, but brown.  Having colored paper has already changed our doodles as they've become more color based and painterly.  A painter lays down the color first, a cartoonist the line.

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29. Recap and news AND see ya in Amherst!

I'm back from attending the ALA convention in Chicago and pals during a quick beach break, but before I recap the past few weeks, a look to the future. photo: Misty Enright This Saturday, July 13th, I'll be appearing at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA.  As readers of the blog know, I was there a few weeks back to celebrate the opening of the Seriously Silly exhibit

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30. I'm off!

I'm off to Chicago for some signings and appearances at the American Library Association's convention. It's always great fun bumping into old pals and meeting new fans. There should be some exciting news and announcements as well... Drop by if you're attending. The blog will be quiet for a bit as I'll be taking some time with family and

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31. Interview & Thanks to you...

  The folks at Boston's NPR station, WBUR, have just posted a wide ranging interview about my work, career, inspriations, and why I hated circles.  It's also heavily illustrated.  Check it out here. Also, some nice news:   Elephant & Piggie's latest adventure, A BIG GUY TOOK MY BALL! spends it's 4th week on the New York Times Bestseller List at #3!   Thanks, you. And

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32. Such fun!

Thanks to everyone who visited the R Michelson Galleries for the DON'T PIGEONHOLE ME! exhibit and the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art for the SERIOUSLY SILLY exhibit. It was a crazy busy weekend with over a thousand folks at the 3 events I attended over the weekend. The staff and folks at the Michelson and the Carle were amazing as were the crowds.  Everyone was very, very nice.

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33. Countown to a Mo-tastic weekend.

Visitors to the blog will be aware that this weekend will see the opening of two big exhibitions of my work in Northampton and Amherst, MA. For those who don't, the details are here on the Eric Carle Museum blog. You can hear more about both shows in this fun radio interview with local DJ Bill Newman from yesterday. (tune in @ the 21 minute mark). You can also read about it in this nice

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34. DON'T PIGEONHOLE ME! publishes today!

Collecting 20 years of annual sketchbooks of cartoons and stories (including the orginal incarnation of DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS!), DON'T PIGEON HOLE ME! shows the evolution and experimentation of a beloved illustrators at his most personal, most raw, most Mo. I hope you enjoy this thick coffee table volume filled with 240 pages of comics, stories, ideas, and doodles.

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35. THANKS TO YOU! + listen in...

For the 3rd week, multiple books have made it on the New York Times Bestseller list! This week is all about Elephant & Piggie. A BIG GUY TOOK MY BALL! lands on #4- And LET'S GO FOR A DRIVE! is #8! Thanks, YOU! If you want to hear me chatting about the upcoming exhibit openings this weekend and mo', I'll be chatting with pal and neighbor Bill Newman on the Bill Newman Show LIVE

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36. Fun and drawings at ILLUSTRATION MASTER CLASS

Amazing fantasy artist and pal Rebecca Guay has run the ILLUSTRATION MASTER CLASS seminar in Amherst MA for many years.  It's core faculty is amazing as well as special guests like Mike Mignola, Iain McCaig and James Gurney. Last night pal Peter deSeve and I returned for an evening of guest lectures. I didn't mention this on my appearances page because by the time I was booked for this the

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37. DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS! musical in UK!

A reminder: In the UK, a musical version of DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS! continues its nationwide tour.  Check it out if you're in the area! And if you're a Belgian and a kid, why not vote for SAM et PAM (City Dog/Country Frog in French) for Le Prix Bernard Versele?

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38. Mo' nice news...!

WOW. THANKS to you, some wonderful news for all of us here at Knuffle Manor, Hyperion Books, and Balzer & Bray on this week's New York Times Bestseller List.  For the second week we have 3 titles on the list: Elephant & Piggie's A BIG GUY TOOK MY BALL! at #2! THAT IS NOT A GOOD IDEA! at #5! and... Elephant & Piggie's LET'S GO FOR A DRIVE!  at #9! A BIG

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39. Yesterday on TODAY

For those of you who missed it, the always affable Al Roker did a piece about my work and doodles on the TODAY show yesterday. For those of you who did see it, thanks for all the nice words either in person on the internet. It was actually shot a few weeks back at the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst and at Knuffle Manor.  Al is a great guy and long time supporter of cartoonists and animators, so

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40. JUNE - JULY appearances!

Lots of fun and different appearances for this summer including two exhibits of my work in Northampton and Amherst, MA.  If you're in the area, please drop by to say "hello". Friday, June 21, R Michelson Galleries, 132 Main St., Northampton, MA 8pm, Opening reception for DON'T PIGEONHOLE ME! Exhibit featuring adult work from the cartoon sketchbook anthology of the same name, plus some

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41. Interviews!

The Pigeon makes the cover of Boston Parents Paper, which includes an interview with me and a plug for the upcoming exhibit at the Eric Carle Museum. You can pick up a copy in Boston, or have a read here (they ask for your email, but there is no further log in). Also, here's a nice piece on my work from a British perspective from a books editor for the Guardian in Book for Keeps.

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42. Pigeon Fabrics are ready!

A little bird has told me that the new Pigeon Fabrics  from Cloud Nine have shipped. I've got a few samples, and they're awesome! They come in 9 Pigeon-tastic designs (check them out here). Frenzied Chorus Line Word Bubbles Stripe Feathers | White Hexagons | Yellow I Have Dreams Cheater Print (36" x 42"repeat) Project Panel

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43. THANKS to YOU!

THANKS to you, some wonderful news for all of us here at Knuffle Manor, Hyperion Books, and Balzer & Bray on this week's New York Times Bestseller List: Elephant & Piggie's A BIG GUY TOOK MY BALL! debuts on the list at #1! THAT IS NOT A GOOD IDEA! spends it's 5th week on the list at #4! and... Elephant & Piggie's LET'S GO FOR A DRIVE! returns to the list at #10 for it's

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44. KNUFFLE BUNNY MUSICAL in Syracuse NY!

A new production of KNUFFLE BUNNY: A CAUTIONARY MUSICAL opens on Friday May 24th at Syracuse's Gifford family Theatre (school matinees begin on the 21st) and runs through mid-June. Don't miss the action! The drama! The babbling! The HUGE dancing laundry! Details and tickets are here! If you're in the area, I hope you enjoy the production and tell 'em Mo sent ya!

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45. Monday News...

Lots to be thankful for this Monday... Thanks to you, THAT IS NOT A GOOD IDEA! spends it's 3rd week on the Indie Bestseller List (#6) and the New York Times Bestseller List (#4) and is joined on the NYT List by LET'S GO FOR A DRIVE! (#8). Thanks, you! Here is a brief interview about humor, the Sid Fleischman Award, and GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE DINOSAURS from SCBWI in which I discuss

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46. A BIG GUY TOOK MY BALL! publishes today!

Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.Gerald and Piggie are best friends.In A Big Guy Took My Ball! Piggie is devastated when a big guy takes her ball! Gerald is big, too...but is he big enough to help his best friend? Available your favorite local book store or library today! I hope you enjoy the BIG surprise!

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47. DON'T PIGEONHOLE ME! Exhibit...

As I mentioned yesterday, I'm very excited about two big exhibits in Amherst & Northampton at the end of June. The first, SERIOUSLY SILLY at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is a retrospective of my children's book work over the past decade.  It runs through the end of the year. The second, which runs through the summer at the R. Michelson Gallery in Northampton, MA, is a collection

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48. Exhibition Catalog!

June is going to be an exciting month as two exhibits will be opening on the same weekend featuring two very different aspects of my work. The first, SERIOUSLY SILLY: A DECADE OF ART AND WHIMSY BY MO WILLEMS, is a major retrospective show at the ERIC CARLE MUSEUM OF PICTURE BOOK ART in Amherst, MA of the first decade of my picture book work including many rough and inspirational drawings.  

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49. Nice things...

The folks over at Booklist like THAT IS NOT A GOOD IDEA!  In a recent review they say: By the time the story reaches a head, you can practically hear the Wurlitzer throbbing, and kids will be squirming with tense glee, primed for a classic Willems gotcha that turns the whole thing on its head for the poor, unsuspecting fox. A quick, crowd- pleasing lark that should be a hit at group storytime

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50. Happy eBirthday to us all!

Many years ago someone posted on some website that I was, in fact, an Italian who was born on May 24. And it stuck. Consequently, I've been getting birthday wishes in my fan mail every May for years.  In the beginning, I had no idea why. Since most, but not all, Wiki-type sites have corrected this odd error, I have decided that May 24 is my eBirthday. (I even made the Adelaide, Australia's

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