Mo Willems (www.pigeonpresents.com), a number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, has been awarded a Caldecott Honor on three occasions (for Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity). Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! was also an inaugural inductee into the Indies Choice Picture Book Hall of Fame. Other favorites include the Elephant & Piggie series, Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed and City Dog, Country Frog, illustrated by Jon J Muth.
Mo began his career on Sesame Street, where he garnered six Emmy Awards. See above.
Willems and Codename: Kids Next Door creator Warburton allow readers to really get in touch with Pigeon, Duckling, and other beloved characters in a banter-filled activity book with a hilariously digressive narrative. On each perforated page, the Bus Driver provides instructions for each activity (which include drawing prompts, crafts, games, and more), while Pigeon-no surprise-gently pesters readers ("Now we're done with this activity book, right?"). When an alarmed Pigeon announces, "We're late for a puppet show!?" readers are instructed to craft a paper airplane, which then necessitates building an airport, naturally. Readers also have a hand in creating an elaborate puppet show (that Pigeon sleeps through), by filling in blanks for an exchange featuring a cranky new character, Mad Cow. The humor snowballs, with kids adding their own jokes to the mix, and the laughs will, too. Ages 3 up. Agent: Marcia Wernick, Wernick & Pratt. (Oct.) PW"