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Mo Willems Author Study

An author study of Mo Willems highlighting his early career, family, and work as an author/illustrator

Jen Lutz

on 8 October 2013

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Transcript of Mo Willems Author Study

Mo Willems
Mo was born on February 11, 1968.
He grew up in
New Orleans, Louisiana.
As a child he loved the Peanuts comic strips.
Mo started working as a writer and animator
for Sesame Street.
Mo now lives with his family in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Mo is married to his wife, Cher. They have a daughter named Trixie. She is 11 years old.
Mo's family has a dog named Nelson.
All about Me!
Meet my family!
I love
making books!
This was his first book published.
There are 6 other books in this series:
His books have won many awards.
Caldecott Honor Books:
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award and Honor Books:
Mo makes books for 2 reasons:
1. To entertain his readers.
2. To encourage children to make their OWN books.
Let's listen to Mo talk about his job!
Let's listen to Mo talk about his job!
Here are some of Mo's other books:
Check out Mo's Websites:
Find a complete listing of Willems' books at the following site:
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