Monday, December 19, 2011


Let's end the year off with some fan mail favorites.  A great batch came in this month.  I was especially appreciative of the many kind notes from teachers about what they're doing with (and to) my characters to get kids READING and CREATING.

Without further ado: (Click to enlarge)

My favorite of the batch is this collaborative effort between 2 girls named Sophie entitled: DON'T LET THE PIGEON PLAY WITH THE CHEETAH!

Nice to see Edwina.  You'll be seeing more of her in 2012 in an animated short.


Love the "Fake Blood"

Perfect simplicity

Love the word bubble bend in this one. Plus, I've never been so thin.


That is one upset Pigeon!


Cliff Notes for the Pigeon Wants a Puppy.

Dance Concert!

Piggie is so awesome in this.

Thinking of their favorite things.

I love that they FIND a time machine.  Whoever misplaced their time machine is going to be really upset.

A nice spring image for the long winter.

An odd disconnect, but I also love 40.

This is the best word bubble EVER.

Any time...

Love this inverted Knuffle Bunny assignment. Take a picture of yourself, then draw the background. Lovely!

Piggie is so happy.

A zoo filled with my characters!

"The clothes make the mole"!

A future surrealist master.  Love this.
Huzzah! Thanks for all the great mail!

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.  

In more great news, PARENTS MAGAZINE named Elephant and Piggie's SHOULD I SHARE MY ICE CREAM? as one of their favorite books of 2011 with this great quote from a 6 year old: "The happy ending completely too me by surprise." Awesome!