Don't Pigeonhole Me!

Don't Pigeonhole Me!

Two Decades of the Mo Willems Sketchbook

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Young readers first met the Pigeon, a beleaguered bird desperate for a shot behind the wheel of a bus, in 2003. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! went on to sell millions of copies, receive a Caldecott Honor, and spawn additional picture books, apps, games, and even silly bands.

But did you know the Pigeon was born many years earlier in the pages of a sketchbook?

In Don't Pigeonhole Me! Two Decades of the Mo Willems Sketchbook , readers are given a rare glimpse into the mind of the man the New York Times described as "The biggest new talent to emerge thus far in the '00s." Since he was a teenager, Mo has been creating characters and scribbling ideas in the pages of sketchbooks. In the early 1990s, he started self-publishing collections of his drawings, and The Mo Willems Sketchbook was created. What began as a calling card for his work has morphed over the years from a form of therapy, to an opportunity to explore and experiment, to a gift for friends and loved ones. But these sketchbooks have always been (and continue to be) the well from which Mo draws ideas and inspiration.

Featuring a foreword by Eric Carle and an introduction by Mo, this volume includes all twenty sketchbooks from the last two decades. Don't Pigeonhole Me! reveals the author/illustrator at his most truthful, most experimental, most grown-up.

Most Mo .

Want to know where ideas come from? Look inside.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Disney Editions, c2013.
ISBN: 9781423144366
1423144368
Branch Call Number: 741.5 WILLEMS
Characteristics: 279 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm.

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Willems is a little bit Silverstein and a little bit Sesame Street, but did you know he has an even wilier side? In this book for a decidedly more mature audience, readers are treated to an abundance of doodles and lesser-known stories that showcase his uncommon, uncanny, and unparalleled skill ... Read More »


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Nov 08, 2013

If you loved Mo Willems before, prepare to love him lots more!!

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