Character on Display: Mo Willems’ Pigeon

| May 28, 2013

This year is the ten year anniversary of Mo Willems’ first Pigeon book, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and we recently celebrated at the library! We head a great turnout. Kids really love the Pigeon. (Who wouldn’t?) One child even dressed up as the Pigeon! His mother made the costume for Halloween, and he […]

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Picture Book of the Week: Leonardo, the Terrible Monster

| February 22, 2013

What can I say about Mo Willems? He’s pretty much my idol. I believe that 20 years from now, the name Mo Willems will be spoken of alongside Dr. Seuss and … well, I can’t really think of anyone else to compare. To me, pretty much everything he’s done is solid to awesome (some might […]

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Red Carpet: 2013 Geisel Medal and Honors Awarded

| January 29, 2013

Congratulations to Ethan Long, the 2013 Geisal Award winner for the book he both wrote and illustrated, Up, Tall and High! The 3 Geisel Honor Books for 2013 were: Let’s Go for a Drive! (an Elephant and Piggie Book) written and illustrated by (OtLS favorite) Mo Willems Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons […]

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Shelf Lookout: Elephant and Piggie – A Big Guy Took My Ball!

| January 27, 2013

Elephant and Piggie are back again! Thank you, Mr. Mo Willems! In their 19th(!) adventure, A Big Guy Took My Ball!, a big guy takes Piggie’s ball, leaving her very upset. Here comes Gerald to help! Willems’ take on easy readers with the Elephant and Piggie Series has been terrific for my children both before and […]

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Shelf Lookout: That Is NOT a Good Idea!

| January 9, 2013

Everyone’s (or at least my) favorite picture book author / illustrator is at it again! Mo Willems Presents That Is NOT a Good Idea! will be released on April 23, 2013. From the cover picture, the drawing style looks like a bit of a departure from much of Willems’ previous books, but that makes it […]

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