Sunday, October 3, 2010

Mo Willems Visits on October 6th in Williamsburg!

     How exciting! Author and illustrator Mo Willems is on his way to visit Williamsburg Regional Library on Wednesday evening starting at 7 pm. A ticket is required to attend, which is free from the children's services desk at the library. I already know of several of you who are going! Let's represent MW's love of reading!

     Mo has a third and final installment to the Knuffle Bunny series which was just released called Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion. His humorous illustrations are simple and appealing to the primary grades. Other popular series from Mo include his stories about Pigeon, the easy reader series of Elephant and Piggie, and Cat the Cat.

     Here are Mo's numerous collection of links (he is a tech savvy writer!)
Mo Willems main website

     Here is the link to Mo's official character websites, which are very kid friendly:
Cat the Cat
     Mo Willem's blog:
Mo Willems Doodles

     These two links are two short audio podcasts made available on Mo's site. In them, he discusses his background inspiration for Knuffle Bunny Free. I think it's really neat to hear an author's thinking about a book and helps me have some background information as a teacher when reading aloud.

Audio Podcast for Mo Willem's Inspiration for Knuffle Bunny Free

Audio Podcast of Mo and his real daughter Trixie talking about Knuffle Bunny Free

     There is a large variety of technology related ways to tie in Mo Willems in an author study in your class. Hope to see you there! :)

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