Mo Willems

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ABDO, Jan 1, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 24 pages
This biography introduces readers to Mo Willems, author and illustrator of the incredibly popular Knuffle Bunny books. Readers will learn about Willems's childhood in Louisiana through his years in New York and current family life in Massachusetts, his early interests in sculpture and cartooning, his experience working for Sesame Street, the creation of the Pigeon and the publication of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, as well as his latest projects, including Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed and new additions to the funny Elephant and Piggie books. Easy-to-read text and full-color photos highlight Willems's childhood, family, education, life as an illustrator, and his beloved works. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
 

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This book is written with young children in mind. The illustrations and easy text makes this book a perfect addition to a Mo Willems author study. There is even a glossary in the back of the book for unfamiliar words. Read full review

Contents

The Importance of Doodling
4
Young Mo
6
Comedy and Cartoons
8
Sunny Days
10
Building a Career
12
Publishing the Pigeon
14
Knuffle Bunny
16
Creative Vision
18
Playful Books
20
Glossary
22
Web Sites
23
Index
24
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Sheila Griffin Llanas is a writer of library-bound informational books for children and teens. She edited her college literary review and received a BA in literature, then an MFA in poetry at the University of Iowa. She taught with Johns Hopkins CTY, a summer program that offers college-type classes to middle grade and high school students. Next, she taught composition at a two-year college. She bagan to write for magazines, clothing catalogs, and educational publishers which lead to becoming a freelance writer. Her first informational children┐s book was Helen of Troy. She has written 30 non-fiction library books for children and teen readers. Her titles also include: Buffaloes, Coyotes, Daniel Radcliffe and Gray Wolves. Some other projects she has written include romantic stories for Woman┐s World, novel reviews for Beyond Her Book, a Publisher┐s Weekly blog, Lands┐ End catalog copy, essays for magazines like Christian Science Monitor, Bead & Button, Wisconsin Trails, and poems for little magazines like APR, Jubilat, Sonora Review, Denver Quarterly.