Friday, June 29, 2018

THE MO WILLEMS STUDIO JULY & AUGUST 2018 UPDATE!

I will be spending the summer catching up on some book projects.  

But that doesn't mean that there isn't lots to see and do in July and August.

EXHIBIT!


THE PIGEON COMES TO PITTSBURGH!

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
10 Children's Way

Runs thru Sept. 2, 2018



This show is a fun, interactive, immersive experience filled with games, drawing, animation and much Mo' designed to spark creativity in kids and their grown up pals.

I'm lucky to have worked on this exhibit with an amazing creative team and we all feel that we've made something special.

You can read about the exhibit HERE.


The show is scheduled to travel around the country for years.  It's next stop is the KANSAS CHILDREN'S DISCOVERY CENTER in Topeka in September.

THEATER!


There is one production of my musical plays going on this summer.  If you're in the area, take a kid to the theater.  You'll be exposing a young mind to the joys of live performance, and I'll bet you have a great time, too!

Here's what's running now:



at Children's Theatre Of VA

1601 Willow Lawn Drive
Richmond, VA 23230

Virginia Repertory Theatre

 

July 13 thru August 12, 2018

 
ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY!
at Southern Rep 

Loyola University, Marquette Theatre
New Orleans, LA

Thru July 14, 2018 

BASEBALL!


When my kid was young we used to frequent Brooklyn Cyclones games at Coney Island, so the upcoming Mo Willems Day at the Brooklyn Cyclones on September 1st very special for the family!

The Cyclones will be playing their rival, the Staten Island Yankees, while wearing special Knuffle Bunny Jerseys (to be auctioned off later for charity)!  There are lots of fun premiums, including attending a book reading with me, photo ops with Elephant and Piggie, a Pigeon Baseball and Pigeon Bobblehead !  This is a one time and one time only event!

This is going to be a home run!  Details are HERE!

BOOKS!


Hyperion Books has been wonderful about increasing their Spanish Language offering, including this summer's release of ¿Estás lista para jugar afuera? & ¿Puedo jugar yo también? on August 14, 2018!



Thanks to YOU, the Elephant & Piggie Biggie spent a few weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List in May.  Thank you!


 If you're looking for books to read this summer, visit the Books-a-Million Summer Reading Adventure site with suggestions and an offer to get your own ELEPHANT & PIGGIE PENCILS AND PENCIL CASE!

ANIIMATION/AUDIO


The audio book (based on the animated short) of NANETTE'S BAGUETTE has was awarded an EARPHONE AWARD for childrens stories.  Congrats to narrators Trixie and Cher Willems!


If you're in Aotearoa, New Zealand this July 7 - 21st, you can see a collection of my animated films at the Len Lye Theater of the Govette Brewster Gallery.    I was a big fan of Len Lye's films as a student, so this is cool!

Details are HERE!

UPCOMING!



This is going to be a busy fall, which will see the release of the first volume of my new fiction/non-fiction early reading hybrid, UNLIMITED SQUIRRELS in I LOST MY TOOTH!

The series features, stories, facts, quizzes, a-corny jokes, and so, so many squirrels!

I hope you enjoy the book when it releases in October, 2018!

THAT'S IT!

Remember there's always more to see on the various blogs, the NEW Pigeon Presents site, and the THANK-O-RAMA site! 

 
Remember, you can get signed books and all new Mo things at the Eric Carle Museum Bookshop.