Mo Willems

By:Ellie Rogers

Central Idea Statement

Today, in Brooklyn, New York, Mo Williams writes books because that was his childhood dream.


"My childhood ambition was to draw and be funny in some way," Willems said. "My dream was I wanted to take over Charles Schulz's job when he died. I wanted to do 'Peanuts.' " Also Mo Willems (born February 11, 1968) is an American writer, animator, and creator of children's books. Willems was born in the Chicago and raised in New Orleans, where he graduated from Trinity Episcopal School.

Theme for the books.

I think the theme for the books are they will are turn out good in the end and everything will be the same because in We Are in a book! They just tell the people that are reading it to read it again so they will be happy. Also in Don't t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! it turns out all good because he doesn't get to drive the bus. For the final evidence is in the book Knuffle Bunny Too they get their bunnys back and it is all back to normal again.

Tone for the books.

I think the tune for the books are he is really excited to write whats going to happen next because in almost all the pages they end in a explanation point. Also another tone is sadness because when they switched the bunny in Knuffle Bunny too the girls were both sad. Also one more tone for the books that I notice is kinda wondering because the Pigeon was always wondering if he could drive the bus.


"Mo Willems' Childhood Ambition 'to Draw and Be Funny' Pays off with His Popular Picture Books." Web. 05 Mar. 2015.