Monday, July 22, 2013

Apps 'n Toons 'n News!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Carle for my final gig last week.  The crowds were great and everyone seemed to have a good time.

While we're busy at Knuffle Manor getting ready for our big trip, so exciting stuff has been happening at the studio.

Pigeon Presents: Mo...On the Go!

Thursday saw the release of MO...ON THE GO! a new game and drawing app that we've been working on for the better part of a year. It's filled will all kinds of silliness that hopefully will spill over from the digital device into the real world.

Three-time Caldecott honoree Mo Willems invites you to join some of his most beloved characters in this collection of entertaining games and activities to play anytime, anywhere!
“Mo…On the Go!” lets you dance, draw, take pictures, create monsters, and even drive the bus! As you play, unlock stickers to put in your sticker vault!

Let the Pigeon drive the bus…in his dreams!
Take a "Squillem"—really just a crazy scribble—and turn it into a drawing on your own, with a pal, or with Mo!
Create a terrifying—or hilarious—monster with Leonardo, but watch out: it’s alive!
Do the Jumbo Gumbo, the Piggie Jiggie, and tons more funky moves in Elephant and Piggie’s Dance-O-Rama!
Snap your own pictures or use pictures from Knuffle Bunny and add stickers of all Mo’s favorite characters to them!

Collect dozens of stickers!
Create special hidden combo dances for Elephant and Piggie. Mo might even stop by for a dance!
See how Leonardo and Sam react to your monster creation. Did you scare them?
Watch as Mo demonstrates how to transform a scribble into a work of art!
Share your masterpieces with friends or store them in your sticker vault.
Send Knuffle Bunny postcards to loved ones.
And whatever you do…stay away from the Mad Cow!
 You can put it on your iThingie or your Nook thingie and play with it!

 Mo' animated fun:

A copy of THE MO WILLEMS CARTOON COLLECTION VOL. 3 came in the mail.  It features the animated versions of DON'T LET THE PIGEON STAY UP LATE!, KNUFFLE BUNNY FREE, & EDWINA THE DINOSAUR THAT DIDN'T KNOW SHE WAS EXTINCT.  Highlights for me are pal Jon Scieszka's performance as the Bus Driver in a crazy dream sequence Hotdog Party and Cher Willems' great narration of Edwina.

You can find this at your favorite video store, library, or get a copy here.

The folks at have 5 questions for me. I try to answer them.  Also, they link to the piece that Al Roker did on me a month or so back. 

The folks at Babble also had a few questions, that I did my best to answer.

Thanks to the 260,000 California students who voted Elephant & Piggie's WE ARE IN A BOOK! as the 2012-13 California Young Reader Medal winning book! I love awards where the actual kids get to vote for their favorites!  Rock on California kids and thanks!

And, thanks to you Elephant & Piggie's A BIG GUY TOOK MY BALL! perches on the NYTimes Bestseller list this week at #6.  Thanks, you!