Dear Mo Willems

May 11, 2010 @ 8:07 pm | Filed under: Books

Thank you for writing (and drawing) books I truly do not mind reading half a dozen times a day—

seven days a week—

for weeks on end.

Thank you for the giggles, the belly laughs, the delighted shrieks when Rilla spots the pigeon in the endpapers of a Gerald-and-Piggie book.

Thank you for the new words Wonderboy has learned to read this week.

Thank you for the great discussion my eleven-year-old and I had about the subtle, deceptively simple ways you convey the Pigeon’s emotions with the slant of an eyelid or the tilt of his beak.

Thanks for adding “she went boneless” to our family lexicon.


(And please keep ’em coming.)

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  1. My twins LOVE those books. We usually come home with at least one of them every time we go to the library. They were the first books they read just for the sheer enjoyment of reading.

  2. I agree. He is a fabulous writer and my eight year old still regularly reads his books.

  3. “Aggle flaggle kablabble!” Love that Trixie. I need to put the pigeon books on our list to check out. Thanks for the reminder.

  4. My 4yo and I are going to see Knuffle Bunny the Musical at the Kennedy Center tomorrow! We can’t wait!

  5. Every time I see that Mo has a new book, I thank him in my head. You know why. 🙂

  6. […] haven’t road-tested this one on my boys yet. Wonderboy’s an Elephant-and-Piggie man all the way, and Huck, well, he’s still busy counting the trucks and trains in The Little […]

  7. […] Mouse Soup, Owl at Home—oh, anything by Arnold Lobel really. And yes, yes, yes, absolutely Elephant and Piggy. We’ve had stretches these past few years where I bet I read five or six Elephant and Piggy […]

  8. I remembered reading that you’d added “she went boneless” to your family lexicon so last week, ,when I heard Gus, from the tv show Psych, say to Shawn, “Don’t go boneless!” I thought of you.

    It’s spreading! Thought you might like to know!