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!
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.