Mo Willems

By: Andrew Teater

Author Summary

Mo Willems was born in New Orleans on February 11, 1968. In high school Mo created a comic strip for a newspaper, and he also performed at a comedy club.Willems attended NYU's Tisch School for the Arts and graduated in 1990. Willems now lives in Brooklyn New York and is married and has a daughter.

The Mood of His Books

The mood of his books can be very different, the story can be happy and the characters can be sad or the opposite. But in most of his books, the mood of the story is happy and the characters are happy. In one of his books called "Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus," the pigeon wants to drive the bus but, the bus driver won't let him so at first the story was happy until the pigeon found out that he couldn't drive the bus he got sad then really mad!!

The Tone of His Books

The tone of Mo's books are sometimes loud and sometimes quiet, like in one of his books called "We Are In A Book," at first the pig that is in the story is so excited and loud because he just got invited to a party and he is screaming! Then the pig asks his friend Gerald, "I don't know what to wear," and everything gets quiet and they just pause for seconds without saying anything. So Mo's story's can really have a lot of different types of tones in them.

Works Cited

Works Cited

"Mo Willems - Author and Illustrator." Mo Willems - Author and Illustrator. Web. 06 Mar. 2015. <>.

Willems, Mo. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus. New York: Hyperion for Children, 2003. Print.

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Willems, Mo. I Am Invited to a Party! New York: Hyperion for Children, 2007. Print.

"Mo Willems: 'I Want My Books To Be Played'" NPR. NPR. Web. 06 Mar. 2015. <>.

"Willems, Mo." Something About the Author. 2007, and "Willems, Mo." Something About the Author. 2005. "Willems, Mo." HighBeam Research, 01 Jan. 2007.