Dear Mo Willems

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

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. Emily says:

    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. Cindy says:

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

  3. Pam says:

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

  4. Cathy says:

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

  5. Anne Marie says:

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

  6. joy says:

    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!