Author of the month, Mo Willems

Our author for this month is Mo Willems. Mo Willems is an American author who has won several awards for his books.

Willems’ pigeon books have simple illustrations and text and tell a story through speech and thought bubbles. Many of the children have been making books in the style of Mo Willems’ pigeon books. One of the reasons for choosing Mo Willem’s books is the children love of using speech bubbles in their writing.

The Knufflebunny series are favorites with the children as they can make connections between their own lives and the characters and events in the stories. The illustrations are a combination of photographs and hand drawn illustrations which has generated much discussion.

Click here for a link to the Mo Willems website.

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