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Leonard Lopate interviews Mo Willems on WNYC.
Willems talks about his work on Sesame Street and his books: Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog, and Knuffle Bunny.
Willems on writing for children:
- Can't use irony.
- Take the kid seriously.
- Want to make sure that the adult gets a few laughs as well.
- Tries to actually put as little in them as possible so that the kid will bring their own sensibility to it
- About Knuffle Bunny: "Everything in that book is true except for the parts I made up."
Mo Willems website