November is going to be a busy month, with a new book plus appearances in Amherst, MA, Northampton, MA, & Brooklyn, NY. So let's get to it.
November 4th, 2014 will see the release of Elephant and Piggie's newest adventure, WAITING IS NOT EASY!
Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.
Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.
Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.
Gerald and Piggie are best friends.
In Waiting Is Not Easy!, Piggie has a surprise for Gerald, but he is going to have to wait for it. And Wait. And wait some more...
I hope you enjoy this one, I had a blast making it!
AMHERST, MA, NOV. 2, 10am- ALL DAY!
Because waiting really, really is not easy, I'll be giving a sneak peek reading and signing of the new Elephant and Piggie adventure 2 days early at the ERIC CARLE MUSEUM OF PICTURE BOOK ART in Amherst, MA.
For a full day with big readings, games, cartoons, surprises, and visits from Elephant and Piggie themselves starting at 10am.
There will be 2 readings with Q+A period.
At 11:00 am
These will be free with museum admission, but you'll need to reserve your seats as the events do fill up quickly. NOTE: IT SEEMS THAT THE READINGS ARE SOLD OUT, BUT THERE'S LOTS OF OTHER STUFF TO TO DO, AND SIGNINGS ARE OPEN TO ALL WHO ARRIVE.
After that (around NOON) I'll be signing books for you.
(Please only 1 book from home. ALL OF THE EVENT DETAILS ARE HERE!)
If you're in the area, please come on by!
(to get a sense of the day, check out this article from my last appearance at the Carle)
I will also be signing book stock, so if you want a signed book, just talk to the folks at the CARLE.
BROOKLYN, NY, NOV. 5, 7:30 PM
I'll be the VIP (Very Important Puzzler) on NPR’s Ask Me Another hosted by comedian Ophira Eisenberg with house musician Jonathan Coulton at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY. It's a fun show and LIVE on STAGE. If my past trivia career is anything to go by, I'll have a perfect record of no correct answers. This is an adult 21+ event, so I get to say 'poop'.
You can get your tickets here.
NORTHAMPTON, MA, NOV. 9, 4PM
The R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton, MA, will have hold their opening for their annual Children's Illustration Show. It's always a great event filled with all kinds of local authors, illustrators, and pals (here are some snaps from past years).
Along with some great Jerry Pinkney and Kadir Nelson stuff, they'll be showing some original work from a few of my recent books.
DEMOCRACY IN ACTION
If you're a kid in the UK, you can vote for your favorite Picture Book of the year and help chose who will win the Red House Children's Book Award this year. I love when kids get to vote for their faves.
I'm excited that THAT IS NOT A GOOD IDEA! is among the excellent list of nominees. So, go on and get your vote on!
VOTING IS HERE.
A news story about the awards is here.
The folks at OUT OF PRINT have released their new DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS! kids T-shirt.
You can get it at your local bookshop or HERE.
(for mo' wearable stuff, check out the Mo' Stuff page)
Pigeon WALL STICKERS!
From the fine folks at Blik come 4 packs of big Pigeon wall stickers!
They're fun and you can write on some of the word bubbles!
Great for the bedroom or the classroom.
Check them out HERE.
Check out my comic strip of explorations and gags called FROM THE MO WILLEMS SKETCHBOOK.
I'm sharing drawings from my sketchbook, dining room dinner doodles, abstractions, photo-gags, and mo' most every weekday. I hope you'll visit the strip often and that it will provide the occasional smile or giggle.
UK's Sunday Times named Elephant & Piggie's There is Bird on Your Head! as one of their 100 classics from the last 10 years.
It is also one of the books named as one of the Petersburg, VA city reads books.
AND, thanks to you, THE PIGEON NEEDS A BATH! popped back onto the NYTimes Bestseller list for a quick spell. Thanks, you!
Parents Magazine think that Elephant & Piggie's MY NEW FRIEND IS SO FUN! is one of the 10 best books of the year.
The Yale Daily News has a piece about the Beinecke Library's acquisition (and future acquisitions) of my papers and notes (some of which are currently on display).
Meanwhile, I'm sure The Pigeon will keep tweeting...