Friday, October 21, 2011

We Are In a Book! wins a Blue Crab + mo' news!

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Many thanks to the Maryland Library Association for bestowing Elephant and Piggie's WE ARE IN A BOOK! with the 2011 Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Award for Beginning Fiction!

Librarians rock!

Thanks to you HAPPY PIG DAY! will spend it's second week on the NYTimes Bestseller list at #4 and it's first time on the PW Bestseller list (also at #4) Huzzah!

Thanks to Booklist for their nice review of HAPPY PIG DAY!

School Library Journal has a nice review too.  They say:

The animated characters convey emotion and humor; masterful use of white space and comic-style text bubbles will inspire repeated readings. Another hit for Willems.

Speaking of reviews, the touring production of KNUFFLE BUNNY, A CAUTIONARY MUSICAL, just stopped in Nashville, TN, where they received a glowing review.  Here's an interview with "Trixie" (Tia Shearer) in the Columbia GA paper. I look forward to catching this leg of the show in Pittsfield, MA and Washington, DC.

If you're the sort of person who likes to win things, here's a giveaway for a copy of the brand new Mo Willems Cartoon Collection Vol. 2.

In blog news, I'm off to NYC for a week, including an event tomorrow, work, a visit to the Original Art Show at the Society of Illustrators , and another event.  Posting will be erratic, but you can always visit the Pigeon to see his tweets.