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Mo Willems

3.5 of 5 Votes: 1
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website
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About this author
Mo Willems is an American children’s book writer and animator. He was born in 1968, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mo was studying at Trinity Episcopal School and the Isidore Newman School. He graduated from Tisch School of the Arts. Mo Willems was fond of drawing and creating new characters since he was a child. He liked to write little stories with his characters.

After graduation from School of Arts, Mo was traveling a lot. Now he liv
... morees with his family in Northampton, Massachusetts. When his daughter was born, he left his career on television and became a stay-at-home father. He works at home and likes it.

Mo Willems wrote many books for children and earned six Emmy Awards. He has Pigeon series, Knuffle Bunny series, Elephant and Piggie series, Cat the Cat series and many others. He was participated in numerous tv shows, radio programs, etc. less
Books by Mo Willems
The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? (2012)
language
English
2 of 5 Votes: 4
“The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?” is written for 4-8 years-old children by Mo Willems. This is a book for those who loves to laugh aloud. It is about friendship between Pigeon and little Duckling, and a cookie. This book has a lot of humor and nice, vivid pictures. The little readers may recognize t...
That Is Not a Good Idea! (2013)
language
English
4.16 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: It is cute, but I don't think most kids get the whole silent film/drama aspect. You really need a tinny piano plunking out dramatic music for it to be truly appreciated. Also, it doesn't send a great message. It isn't 'strangers are bad' its more 'do whatever you want and it will...
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs (2012)
language
English
4.21 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: This picture book was a spin off of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears." In this version, three dinosaurs start cooking some pudding to lure Goldilocks into their house. They then go hide in the forest while Goldilocks creeps in. However, she quickly notices that this is not the ...
Listen to My Trumpet! (2012)
language
English
4.28 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: While this one wasn't your typical silly, surprising ending, I was still surprised! The book very calmly deals with the issue of trying to be honest to a friend when you have a low opinion of something they are doing. It's a hard skill, and one that it's great to have modeled f...
The Pigeon Needs a Bath! (2014)
language
English
4.37 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Well, this is a Mo Willems book and it is good. If this your first Mo Willems book, it is great. This is several pigeon books for me, and they are all good, they are all smile-inducing, and kids especially don't seem to be sick of them, so maybe I should rate this higher, but I'l...
Let's Go for a Drive! (2012)
language
English
4.35 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: This book is about an elephant and a pig. They are best friends and decide to go on a road trip, but they realize they need to get prepared. They plan out their trip and think of the important things they need to bring with them. Once they have everything packed and ready they re...
I'm a Frog! (2013)
language
English
4.36 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Logan is just beginning to read on his own and these books are perfect for that. Willems is so good at writing for new readers while keeping it funny and engaging for kids and grown-ups alike. In this book, for example, he has Piggie introduce the word "pretending" to Gerald, and...
Don't Pigeonhole Me! (2013)
language
English
3.91 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Seriously, does he really need the money? How very sad a successful children's book author publishes a book clearly for adults and hopes to collect on his name. Perhaps using a pen name would have avoided the bad publicity he will get when children take this book out and then r...
Hooray for Amanda & Her Alligator! (2011)
language
English
4.08 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Target Audience: K-3Summary: Amanda and her alligator is about Alligator and his attempts to keep himself from being bored. He tries to scare, surprise, and play with Amanda, but it doesn't always work. Amanda is always reading a book while Alligator is bored and his failed att...
Should I Share My Ice Cream? (2011)
language
English
4.42 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: This book is an absolutely fabulous book to talk about sharing. In this book, the Elephant, Gerald, gets ice-cream and before eating it, realizes that his friend Piggy might want some as well. In the process of thinking about it, the ice-cream melts and there is not any ice-cream...
My New Friend Is So Fun! (2014)
language
English
4.33 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Elephant and Snake are talking to each other. Their best friends Piggie and Brian Bat just met for the first time and they are playing. At first Elephant and Snake aren’t worried. But then they start to wonder if their best friends will become best friends and leave Elephant and ...
Waiting is Not Easy! (2014)
language
English
4.36 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Every time a new Elephant and Piggie book comes out, I think, He can't possibly top the last one! And then Mo Willems just easily tops the last one. This book is my new favorite. I mean, I love We Are In A Book. It's so meta, kids can barely appreciate it. But this one has a swee...
Let's Say Hi to Friends Who Fly! (2010)
language
English
3.65 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Cat the Cat wants to see which of her friends can fly. So she goes about meeting Bee the Bee, Birth the Bird and Bat the Bat. But it is when she meets Rhino the Rhino that she realizes that anyone can fly if they set their minds to it.Mo Willems is a genius of young children's ...
City Dog, Country Frog (2010)
language
English
4.15 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: This story follows a dog from the city that moves to the country and befriends a frog. They spend the year having fun and adventures together, but during the winter the frog never returns to their meeting place. The story concludes with the dog waiting for the frog to return, but...
We are in a Book! (2010)
language
English
4.61 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Picture Book/Beginning Reader:This is one book in a series about two friends, Piggie and Elephant. Piggie and Elephant realize that they are in a book and that you are reading it. It's a funny story that thoroughly engages the reader. The major theme in this book is friendship...
Happy Pig Day! (2011)
language
English
4.33 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: This book is a very easy reader for children! The illustrations were my favorite part and I really enjoyed reading through it! Children would enjoy the animals as characters because that is a common theme for young children. I think this book would be a great read aloud book. ...
Cat the Cat, Who is That? (2010)
language
English
3.62 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: I really enjoyed the simplicity of this book. The repetitive nature of it is helpful for new readers to learn words. It is also helpful in learning animal names. While reading this book to the boys I babysit, after a page or two they are able to chime in and read along since the...
I Broke My Trunk! (2011)
language
English
4.41 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: This book is about the story of an Elephant that breaks his trunk. This book is probably one of my favorite Mo Willem books because of how innocent and simple the plot and illustrations are, which perfectly compliment the book as a whole. I don’t really have a lot of critiques f...
¿Debo compartir mi helado? (2000)
language
English
4.42 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Genre: FantasyCopyright: 2011Gerald is happy to buy a scoop of ice cream that he loves so much, and he intends to share it with his best friend Piggie. However, Gerald is hesitant to do so because he thinks that Piggie may not like the flavor of ice cream, and that it is wrong to...
Pigs Make Me Sneeze! (2009)
language
English
4.36 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I loved sharing this book with my six year old grandson. He loves the Elephant and Peggie book series. He even found this one himself at the library. In this book, Gerald the elephant thinks he is allergic to his best friend Piggie and worries he will have to stay away from h...
Time to Sleep, Sheep the Sheep! (2000)
language
English
3.67 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Huh. Didn't charm me as much as most of Willems' work. Still, it's distinctly stamped with his sly genius and any fans should check it (or one of the other in the series) out!Well. This is weird. I accidentally read it again on Dec. 3. This time I absolutely loved it. I lov...
Are You Ready to Play Outside? (2008)
language
English
4.38 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Piggie and Gerald are so excited to play outside until all of the sudden, it starts to rain. Poor Piggie is not happy about the rain and doesn't know how "anyone can play outside with all this rain!?!" But with the unintentional help of two little worms, Piggie and Gerald get an ...
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed (2009)
language
English
4.11 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: If you look at the cover, the mole rat looks like a mouse or a hippo or something in the drawing, but he's really some kind of rat, because that's what the book's called. All the mole rats are naked, right? And they all really like that. And who doesn't? Everybody in the book is ...
Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion (2010)
language
English
series
4.37 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: This tale tells of the little girl growing up. The girl goes on a plane to visit her grandparents and manages to leave Knuffle Bunny behind. There is no way to find KB but the girl tries to make the most of her holiday with her relatives. She then has a great dream about KB cheer...
Can I Play Too? (2010)
language
English
4.49 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: This book is about an elephant, a pig and a snake want to play catch, but they face a little problem in the way. ¿Will the three of them be able to play together in the end?I am not ashamed to say I LOVED this book. As an adult, it feels funny to be able to still laugh when readi...
Elephants Cannot Dance! (2009)
language
English
4.28 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: I love this book.I think that children will enjoy the story centering on Elephant and Piggie's exchange over dancing. It is very funny and is a way for the readers to participate in the story. Willems uses animated illustrations and minimal color. The main colors used are pink a...
Chacun Son Tour! (2010)
language
English
4.37 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Declan loved it. Belly laughs all around.
review 2: My first grade teachers and I act this book out each year. What a riot!
Who Is That, Cat the Cat? (2014)
language
English
3.62 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: We love this book! That is all.
review 2: As the first book my son ever read all by himself, it is always going to be 5 stars for my family.
Vive La Pluie! (2009)
language
English
4.38 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Piggie is a fickle pig.
review 2: Piggie discovers playing in the rain can be fun. You will have to play in the rain without me :)
Grenouille est Trop Grande (2012)
language
English
3.99 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Big Frog Can't Fit In is a pop-up book that was written by the one and only Mo Willems. This book is about a frog who is just too big to fit in the book like that rest of his frog friends. Desperate to get the frog to fit in the book, his friends and him try all kinds of strategi...
La Leçon De Danse (2010)
language
English
4.28 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Another wonderful Willems book that kept both my 5 yr old and twin 3 yr olds fascinated. Not enough words to be even a reading level 1 book, Willems still has a way about him to bring the reader into his wonderful world. These books are ones my whole family loves. And a fellow...
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