Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Happy Birthday, Pigeon! Mo Willems' Avian Hero Is 10!

Children and adults all over the world are crazy about Pigeon! This avian hero, created by Mo Willems, is having his tenth birthday, and Disney Publishing Worldwide is celebrating. To commemorate the occasion, they are releasing three new titles this year from Mo Willems -- two for kids and one for the grown-ups!

It’s a Busload of Pigeon Books! (Pub Date: April 2) -- Climb on board for super fun reading with three picture books starring the famous bird! The boxed set includes three favorites: Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! and Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!, along with an original poster illustrated by Mo Willems with activities on the reverse side.

A Big Guy Took My Ball! (An Elephant & Piggie Book) (Pub Date: May 21) -- Elephant and Piggie, Willems’ Geisel Award-winning duo, will also have a new tale of their own. Gerald and Piggie, a curious pair, are best friends. Piggie is devastated when a big guy takes her ball. Gerald is big, too ... but is he big enough to help his best friend?

Don’t Pigeonhole Me! Two Decades of the Mo Willems Sketchbook (Pub Date: June 18) -- Young readers first met the Pigeon in 2003. But Pigeon was born many years earlier in the pages of a Willems’ sketchbook. This new adult coffee-table book is a 20-year compilation of characters, scribbles, and ideas. These sketches have always been the well from which Willems draws ideas and inspiration. Featuring a foreword by Eric Carle and an introduction by Willems, this volume includes all twenty sketchbooks from the last two decades.

If your family loves Pigeon and Mo Willems’ books as much as our family does, I hope you’ll keep an eye out for these wonderful new books this year!

Disclosure: I will receive a complimentary book as a thank-you for sharing this information. This post contains my Amazon affiliate link.

1 comment:

  1. Our kids love Pigeon and we will be on the lookout for the books - we usually go to the library and will ask the librarian if they have them.


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