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Don’t Pigeonhole Me! Two Decades of the Mo Willems Sketchbook

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.

 

  • Price (US)

    $40.00
  • ISBN

    1423144368
  • Size

    9 x 12
  • Pub Date

    6/18/13
  • Format

    Hardcover
  • Age Range

    18 - 30
  • Page Count

    288

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