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1. New stuff at Go Mo dot Net!

In celebration of the upcoming picture book GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE DINOSAURS, the fun and informative GoMo.net site has been updated including a brand new spot the dinosaurs game! What are you doing here? Go check out all the fun! (and if you want Mo' fun, there's always PigeonPresents as well...phew!)

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2. Meet ELEPHANT & PIGGIE at the BRONX ZOO this weekend!

Elephant & Piggie will be appearing at the Bronx Zoo May 19 & 20 along with a storyteller to read stories about them at12:30 and 2:30 pm! Should be great fun. Speaking of NYC and appearances, I'll be in New York tomorrow (May 17) with pals Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi joining Jeff "Swampy" Marsh (Phineas & Ferb) and some pop stars to meet all of the finalists from around the nation

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3. Win Free Cookies for a YEAR!?

Here's a fun sweepstakes the folks at Hyperion are throwing for the imminent launch of the Pigeon's latest adventure: THE DUCKLING GETS A COOKIE!? (click images to enlarge)   You can register over at PigeonPresents.com. (Note: the servers MAY be down due to heavy traffic.  If so, come back later- the sweepstakes is going on for a while) The cookies are from Emily's Homemade NYC.  She

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4. I'm off!

I'm off to NYC for a few days. Grown ups can catch me at the UCB on Wed. night. Otherwise, why not play the Elephant and Piggie Dance Game until I return? Or read LISTEN TO MY TRUMPET!? Or check out the updated ELEPHANT & PIGGIE EVENT KIT? Or check out this sketch of Piggie and a Banjo for a site devoted to cartoonists who draw Pigs & Banjos: Happy Friendiversary week to everyone!

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5. I judge children for google...

Google has just announced their annual Doodle for Google contest for kids K-12.  It's a nationwide contest with some pretty great grant and scholarship money attached for the winners. And it'll get KIDS DRAWING, which is always awesome. I'm happy to say I'll be one of the judges along with pals Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi, animation dude Jeff "Swampy" Marsh (whose Phinneas and Ferb employs a

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6. I kid, I kid...(chalkboard wall fun)

We had a visit of extended family over the holidays, so what better way to celebrate during the big dinner than have the kids (ages 12-7) draw on the chalkboard walls? My kid's portrait of her cousin as an manga hero. Gotta love Yay Mouse Can't go wrong with an Owl. I can't get enough of these silly monsters! More Owls. A happy, gift bearing bear. You

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7. ASIFA-East Fest this Sunday

If you're in NYC this Sunday (May 1st) and are in the mood for a screening of the best of East Coast animation in the past year, I suggest you drop by The ASIFA-East Festival at The New School Tischman Auditorim 66 W. 12th St. (bet. 5th/6th Aves) NYC Show starts at 6pm, but get there early and beat the crowd. I have it on good authority that both of this years animated adaptations of

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8. Vote Early!

It's time for the Children's Choice Book Awards voting, when real live kids and teachers and fans get to have their voices heard.  It was a thrill a few years back when The Pigeon Wants a Puppy! won an award and I had a great time wrestling Ambassador Scieszka to the ground while hosting last year's awards in NYC. This year the hosting duties go to my pal and neighbor Jarrett Krosoczka. I'm

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9. Thanks to you: Paris Recap

I've just returned to Knuffle Manor (and a stack of correspondence) after a fun trip to Paris that included, work, pleasure, and old pals. First off was an afternoon & dinner with the very talented film writer & director Laurent Tirard and his kids. Laurent is an old pal from film school & a riotous trip to China.  Unfortunately, our time catching up was brief as Laurent is currently prepping

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10. Elephant and Piggie: FRIENDIVERSARY! NEW BOOK! FAN MAIL!

I'm often asked when Elephant and Piggie first met.  Well, it was on the first week of February.  How? Why? What happened?  Those are all good questions.  Good questions I won't answer. But I will encourage you to celebrate Elephant and Piggie's FRIENDIVERSARY! I'm celebrating with the great folks at 1st Book by making sure every title 1 student in 2nd grade in New Orleans & Springfield MA

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11. Sculpture Maquettes...

I've been cutting up a storm lately. Here are some maquettes and ideas for future metal sculptures: It's great fun cutting paper.  Why not give it a try?

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12. Vote for City Dog!

No, that's not a stick figure being squashed by a lead-weighted ribbon. That's the logo for James Patterson's ReadKiddoRead.com site which has just started the Kiddo Awards Voting, where you get to choose your favorite book of the past year. I'm happy to say that CITY DOG, COUNTRY FROG is among the excellent nominees. So, drop by the site and vote your conscience, especially if it likes books

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13. Costume Redux

Here's a post from last year showing off some awesome costumes based on my characters.The fine folks at PigeonPresents.com would love to see if anyone is doing that kind of stuff this year. Send 'em a picture via the contact link and happy & safe Halloween!

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14. Baggage Claim has never been so fun!

As a frequent flyer, I can guarantee that Trixie and Knuffle Bunny's new Baggage Claim Game on GoMo.net is much, much, MUCH, more fun that the real thing. Your job is to pick 3 NOT silly things off of the carousel. We were going to put a part in there where no luggage whatsoever comes out for half an hour, but went with the silly stuff instead.So, go play and poke around the site for mo' fun

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15. Pigeon Games! (& 'Mo)

An awesome package came in the old mail bag recently. The very first set of PIGEON GAMES!First off there's the awesome Pigeon doll.But, wait a second! That's not a doll! It's the packaging for THE PIGEON WANTS A MATCH!, the brand new matching game that's more fun than driving a bus!Each game has tons of scenes from your favorite Pigeon adventures:Plus brand new, never been used in a matching

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16. ASIFA EAST Awards this Sunday, NYC!

Unfortunately, I'll still be in DC on Sunday May 9th at 6pm, but if you're in the NYC area make plans to go the Society of Animators annual awards screening. They'll be celebrating and screening the best of East Coast animation as determined by the members voting.I have it on good authority that you'll be able to catch both the animated version of Knuffle Bunny Too and Don't Let the Pigeon Drive

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17. Cat the Cat, updated updated!

Just on the heels of the publication of Cat the Cat's WHAT'S YOUR SOUND, HOUND THE HOUND? yesterday, Cat the Cat's awesome website GoMo.net has been updated with lots of cool stuff!You can download a teachers guide, check out the cover of the upcoming Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion and there's a brand new video page including this new video where I demonstrate how to draw Cat the Cat

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18. Read With Friends!

Looking for some signed Elephant and Piggie art?Well, then Northampton's Forbes Library has a great deal for you. They're selling giant 18" x 24" Read with Friends posters featuring Elephant and Piggie reading all of their favorite local authors, authors you may have heard of like pals Norton Juster, Holly Black, JJK, Eric Carle, Patricia MacLauchlan and more! The posters are signed by me for

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19. Time is running out...

Less than a week is left in Scholastic's Pigeon Drawing Contest!Indianapolis' JOIN THE PIGEON CROWD, READ ALOUD initiative ends November 30th! Get reading! Get LOUD!But, you still have a few months to catch the fabulous 20th Annual Illustration Show at R. Michaelson Gallery in Northampton, MA!And if you're near Belmont, MA tomorrow you can see a screening of the animated Don't Let the Pigeon

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20. Coats of Arms...

It's been a while since the family altered the chalkboard walls in Knuffle Manor's dining room, so for the new year we decided on a theme of Coats of Arms.Much like our portraits, we were looking to provide symbols for fictional families.The deal was thus:One person drew the shield and motto ribbon.Another person drew the inside of the shield.A third person drew the animals around the shield and

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21. A gift of doodles!

Right before I left on tour, it was my birthday, so we didn't get to celebrate until my return from the road.And celebrate we did, because my gift from the family was the one thing I'd most wanted for the longest time!That's right, I got my very own one of THESE:I KNOW how jealous you are right now (even if you don't know what that thing is). Long time visitors to the site know of my family's

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22. The Pigeon is helping renovate the Forbes Library!

If you live in the Northampton Mass area, then you know how cool the Forbes Library is. This year, the library needs your help renovating the Children's Area, which is over due for a fixin'.Late spring, I'll be hosting a benefit cartoonapalooza evening of animation featuring animated versions of my books, plus classic Sesame Street and Nickelodeon animated shorts.We're also releasing a limited

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23. I'm off!

To Miami and Grand Cayman for some readings, writing, and relaxation.In the meantime, why not go play games at PigeonPresents.com or GoMo.net? Or you can read this EW.com review of Elephant & Piggie, the first one to compare them to Beckett...Back to the regularly scheduled madness next week!

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24. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (the OTHER musical)

It's been a busy year already for theater. the UK's Big Wooden Horse production of Pigeon Party! is ending it's US and Canada tour this week at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, CA, my version of Knuffle Bunny: a Cautionary Musical opens at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, on May 8th, and this weekend will see the premier of a brand new Pigeon production, Don't Let the

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25. Can you find the Pigeon?

That sneaky bird, The Pigeon, has been caught sneaking into the offices of Family Fun Magazine and taken over as guest editor of the latest issue!Can you find him in the 7 pages* he's hidden in the latest issue? If you can, you'll win a pony**!(taken from Family Fun's security camera during the takeover...)*one for each year. Pigeon turns 7 on April 1st.**Void where prohibited. Restrictions

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