Thursday, July 07, 2005

Author: Mo Willems

More good listening on the Internet.

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

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