Wednesday, February 2, 2011


I'm often asked when Elephant and Piggie first met.  Well, it was on the first week of February.  How? Why? What happened?  Those are all good questions.  Good questions I won't answer.

But I will encourage you to celebrate Elephant and Piggie's FRIENDIVERSARY!

I'm celebrating with the great folks at 1st Book by making sure every title 1 student in 2nd grade in New Orleans & Springfield MA goes home with a brand new book.  You can celebrate by getting special 1st Book hardback editions of 4 Elephant and Piggie stories for an accredited charitable institution at cost at their Marketplace.

 Myriad studies have shown that a great indicator of future success in school and life is how many books a kid has in his or her home.  Sadly, many families live book-free, which is why any opportunity to give a kid a free book is worth taking.

If that isn't your thing, you can still find a way to be a friend, make a friend, or celebrate a friend this week.  Even if they have a trunk or a snout.


You can still be a pal next week, too.

In fact, next week would be a great time to read a new story as it will see the release of Elephant and Piggie's latest adventure, I BROKE MY TRUNK!

With all this great Elephant and Piggie news, I thought it was time to share some recent awesome Elephant and Piggie fan mail favorites (click to enlarge any image):

Let's start with a few from CAN I PLAY TOO?

 Here, Elephant and Piggie are backing up a famous rapper:

 Love this fine restoronte:


If you or your class wants to share some awesomeness, please send it to:

The address for mail is:

Mo Willems Fan Mail

c/o Ricardo Mejias 

Hyperion Books for Children (and Pigeons)

125 West End Ave, 3rd Fl
New York NY 10023
United States

Please follow these guidelines: 

Please be patient as it takes a while to get the mail forwarded to me, processed and returned.

Teachers, a cover letter with the grade of your students is appreciated.
Teachers, please send all mail in single envelope.

Please do not send books to be signed.  They will be returned. 

No pitches, business opportunities, offers, or book ideas will be considered. 

Fan mail is for me to communicate directly with my readers, not open Nigerian bank accounts.