Tuesday, October 30, 2018

MO WILLEMS STUDIO UPDATE NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2018

I hope you have a happy and safe end of 2018 with family and friends.  Here are some things to read and do over these last two months of the year:

BOOKS!

Do you like your books funny, furry, fact-y, and filled with squirrels? Well, you're in luck:


Unlimited Squirrels are furry friends!  
Unlimited Squirrels have fuzzy ends!
If you can read Elephant & Piggie, here is our referral: 
Try Unlimited Squirrels!

The first book in the UNLIMITED SQUIRRELS series published in October.

I LOST MY TOOTH!  features funny stories, furry friends, fact-y facts, quizzes, a-corny jokes, and so, so many squirrels!

In this radio interview, I discuss some of the origins of the Unlimited Squirrels, including why they are not gendered.

(Oh, and if you want more facts, check out these BONUS FACTS at UNLIMITEDSQUIRRELS.COM!)





NEXT MARCH will see the publication of BECAUSE, a new picture book featuring the art of very talented Amber Ren in her picture book debut.  It is a book about music, co-operation, chance, and inspiration.  I'm very happy and proud of this collaboration and I hope you'll enjoy it as well.

EXHIBIT!


THE PIGEON COMES TO TOPEKA!

Kansas Children's Discovery Center
4400 SW 10th Ave
Topeka, KS 66604

Runs thru January 4, 2019!



This interactive, immersive experience filled with games, drawing, animation and much Mo' is designed to spark creativity in kids and their grown up pals.

The bus is has currently stopped at Topeka, KS's Kansas Children's Discovery Center.

There are many fun experiences for you and your family to enjoy.  Hopefully, it will spark the whole family to start writing and drawing together.  I hope you'll have fun when you visit!



You can read about the process behind the exhibit HERE.  



The Topeka paper even wrote an editorial encouraging you to  visit!



The exhibit will be traveling next to the Glazer Children’s Museum in Tampa.
Interested to know if The Pigeon will be coming to your town?  This site has the latest on the exhibit's schedule.

THEATER!


There is one production of my musical plays going on this summer.  If you're in the area, take a kid to the theater.  You'll be exposing a young mind to the joys of live performance, and I'll bet you have a great time, too!

Here's what's running now:


Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!" at Salem High School

3551 Underwood Road
ConyersGA 30208
Salem High School
11/08/2018 to 11/11/2018

Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!" at Tenney Theatre

221 Queen Emma Square
HonoluluHI 95819-1910
12/02/2018 to 01/31/2019



Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical at Martha W. Theatre For The Perf Arts

The Ohio State University At Lima
4240 Campus Dr
LimaOH 45804

Ohio State University At Lima


11/08/2018 to 11/16/2018


And an added bonus for local fans.  This year I'll be reprising my role as Mother Ginger in the Pioneer Valley Ballet's production of the NUTCRACKER at the Academy of Music in Northampton, MA.



This is something I've been doing on and off for years along with neighbors and pals like author/illustrator Jarrett Krososzka.  My Mother Gingering will occur during the Saturday December 8th, 4.30 pm performance.  It's always a fun performance of local and national dancers.

STUFF!

FOREIGN EDITIONS:

I love when international editions of my works arrive at the studio. Here are a simplified Chinese collection of 17 Elephant & Piggie Books, a complex Chinese THAT IS NOT A GOOD IDEA!, and look how the French Canadian and French French name their Elephant and Piggies differently! The "Deux amis qui s'adorent" is a collection of 2 stories in comics format. I'm particularly excited to be part of the MINI-BD line in France has some of my favorite kids comix come from there!







My pals at Walker Books have published the first board book version of DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS! for you to pick up if you're in the UK, Ireland, NZ, or Australia!

BLANKETS:



The folks at Berkshire Blankets have created a line of Pigeon and Elephant + Piggie blankets that are sooooo softly softy soft soft! Really! You can get yours HERE!

POSTER:




This new READ poster featuring UNLIMITED SQUIRRELS benefits The American Library Association and also comes as bookmarks!


THANK YOU!



Thanks to you, Unlimited Squirrels first adventure, I LOST MY TOOTH!, debuted on the NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST at #3!  Then it stayed there for a few weeks! Thanks, you!


Thanks to Good Housekeeping for naming WELCOME a top baby book.



Thanks to Readers Digest for calling Knuffle Bunny an all time great kids book.


You can vote for THE THANK YOU BOOK in the GoodReads "Best of the Best" category along with a slew of other books.

THAT'S IT!

Remember there's always more to see on the various blogs, PigeonPresents  & THANK-O-RAMA.com


You can always get signed books and all new Mo things at the Eric Carle Museum Bookshop.  

Thursday, September 6, 2018

MO WILLEMS STUDIO UPDATE, SEPT. & OCT. 2018!

The fall is here and filled with new series, exhibits, an appearance and lots Mo':

BOOKS!


Unlimited Squirrels are furry friends!  
Unlimited Squirrels have fuzzy ends!
If you can read Elephant & Piggie, here is our referral: 
Try Unlimited Squirrels!

I am very excited for the launch of my new fiction/non-fiction early reading hybrid, UNLIMITED SQUIRRELS in I LOST MY TOOTH!

The book features, stories, facts, quizzes, a-corny jokes, and so, so many squirrels! Here are some of the Squirrels!




I hope you enjoy the book when it releases on October 2, 2018!

Big news & just announced:

The Pigeon will be returning with a brand new adventure in 2019, and this time The Pigeon is getting schooled!  Here's the cover:



It's been a few years since The Pigeon has had a new book to himself and he's not been happy about it!  Hope you'll enjoy this when it comes out next summer!

PW has the inside story about this book and another upcoming effort, BECAUSE.

Bundle!





ELEPHANT & PIGGIE: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION has just been released.  It features a hard back version of every E+P adventure, plus 2 Elephant & Piggie Bookends Metal (featuring a hidden Pigeon).  

This is as complete as it can get!

It can also be used as a massive paperweight.

Foreign

I'm always thrilled by seeing my work in a foreign edition!  Sometimes I can muddle through them; mostly I can't.

Here are some foreign editions of my books that have come thru the studio.  












To date, my work has been translated and published in over 25 countries from Azerbaijan to Vietnam.  A quick search in your favorite language should be able to tell if and where to get them!


EXHIBIT!


THE PIGEON COMES TO TOPEKA!

Kansas Children's Discovery Center
4400 SW 10th Ave
Topeka, KS 66604

Runs thru January 4, 2019!



This interactive, immersive experience filled with games, drawing, animation and much Mo' is designed to spark creativity in kids and their grown up pals.

The bus is has currently stopped at Topeka, KS's Kansas Children's Discovery Center.

There are many fun experiences for you and your family to enjoy.  Hopefully, it will spark the whole family to start writing and drawing together.  I hope you'll have fun when you visit!



You can read about the process behind the exhibit HERE.

THEATER!


There is one production of my musical plays going on this summer.  If you're in the area, take a kid to the theater.  You'll be exposing a young mind to the joys of live performance, and I'll bet you have a great time, too!

Here's what's running now:


Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!" at Citadel Theatre

825 S. Waukegan Rd
Lake ForestIL 60045

09/29/2018 to 10/07/2018


Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!" at Whirligig Stage

628 S. Pitt Street
GreenvilleNC 27834
10/04/2018 to 10/14/2018


Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!" at Lakeshore Black Box Theatre


4941 Long Avenue
White Bear LakeMN 55110


10/06/2018 to 10/19/2018



Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!" at Northwest Childrens Theatre


1819 Nw Everett St Ste 216
PortlandOR 97209-2189

09/22/2018 to 10/21/2018

APPEARANCE!


UNLIMITED SQUIRRELS BOOK LAUNCH

October 13, 10 am - 3pm

The ERIC CARLE MUSEUM OF PICTURE BOOK ART
Amherst, MA

We'll be celebrating the launch of Unlimited Squirrels first adventure I LOST MY TOOTH with readings, signed books, games, events and Mo!

I will be doing two readings in the auditorium at 11am and Noon.  Reservations are required for the readings, so contact the Museum as these readings typically do sell out (Tkts for members are available starting 9/18, tkts for non-members 9/21).

There will be loads of signed books as well (both new and old), but I won't be doing a signing for this event.  There will still be lots and lots of fun surprises!

 Details are HERE!

THANK YOU!




Thanks to YOU, the Elephant & Piggie Biggie spent a few weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List in July and August.  Thank you!

THAT'S IT!

Remember there's always more to see on the various blogs, the NEW Pigeon Presents site, and the THANK-O-RAMA site! 


Remember, you can get signed books and all new Mo things at the Eric Carle Museum Bookshop.  I just visited and signed a slew of 'em!