(born February 11, 1968) is an American
, and children's books
Early lifeWillems was raised in New Orleans
, where he graduated from Trinity Episcopal School
and the Isidore Newman School
He graduated cum laude
from New York University
's Tisch School of the Arts
. He married Cheryl Camp in Brooklyn
, New York, in 1997.
Willems now resides with his family in Northampton, Massachusetts
CareerAfter graduating from Tisch, Willems spent a year traveling around the world drawing a cartoon every day, all of which have been published in the book You Can Never Find a Rickshaw When it Monsoons.
Returning to New York
, he kicked off his career as a writer and animator for Sesame Street
, where he earned six Emmy Awards for writing during his tenure from 1993 to January 2002.
During this period he also performed stand-up comedy in NYC and recorded essays for BBC Radio
along with making a promo for Cartoon Network
and animating the opening for a show
. He later created two animated television series: The Off-Beats
, and Sheep in the Big City
for Cartoon Network
. Sheep in the Big City
was a success with the critics but ultimately failed to attract sufficient viewership and was canceled after two seasons. Willems later worked as head writer on the first four seasons of Codename: Kids Next Door
created by one of his colleagues from Sheep
, Tom Warburton
. He left the show to pursue his writing career.
Since 2003, Willems has authored numerous books for young children, many of which have garnered significant critical acclaim. The New York Times Book Review
referred to Willems as "the biggest new talent to emerge thus far in the 00's"
— and to his pigeon character as "one of this decade's contributions to the pantheon of great picture book characters."
Three of Willems' books have been awarded a Caldecott Honor
: Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
(2004), Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale
(2005), and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity
Recently he has been creating the Elephant and Piggie
books, an early reader series about a friendly elephant and pig. Elephant and Piggie won the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal
in 2008 and 2009, and a Geisel Honor in 2011.
In 2010, Willems introduced a new series of books featuring Cat the Cat
, also aimed at early readers.
He has made several appearances on NPR
's All Things Considered
as the show's "radio cartoonist" since 2008.
Willems' books have been translated into a number of languages, spawned animated shorts that have twice been awarded the Carnegie Medal
and Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
), and been developed into theatrical musical productions. His illustrations, wire sculpture, and carved ceramics have been exhibited in galleries and museums across the nation.
BibliographyWillems has worked on a number of books on his own, as well as submitting work for other compilations.
Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? Thanks and Giving All Year Long Everyman for Himself Bizarro World Rush Hour: Reckless Guys Write for Guys Read
喜欢给孩子读英文绘本的家长应该都知道Mo Willem。他的书都很简单，简单的画面，简单的文字，又富有教育意义。除了大家熟知的pigeon系列，我也特别推荐他的knuffle bunny系列及Ellephant and piggie系列，其中I broke my trunk还获得了2012 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award。这两个系列文字都很少，因此很适合有一定理解力而又开始英文启蒙的孩子读。我想我的宝宝对很多隐含的意思还是看不懂的。但是3岁以上孩子应该觉得更加有趣。不过安安看knuffle bunny时会因为最后找到了兔子而哈哈大笑，其实这本书对家长来说也有教育意义的。我们需要去仔细了解孩子的需求，很多时候孩子的哭闹并不是无理要求，只是我们不了解孩子的需求罢了。我也通过Time to pee让安安了解也许可以放下正在玩的玩具而先去pee，通过time to say please来学习更有礼貌的沟通。
子川妈曾经分享过2008 Medal Winner
There Is a Bird on Your Head http://bbs.etjy.com/thread-217428-1-1.html
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