AUTHOR STUDY PROJECT

AUTHOR:MO WILLEMS

SUMMERY OF RESEARCH

Mo Willems is a stay home dad and works at home, writing children books every day. His inspiration to make him start writing was his eighth grade teacher, Mrs.

Laboisse. When he was starting to draw cartoons as a kid adults would say that his cartoons weren't polite so to fix that he started to make them funny instead, and that started to lead up to his drawing carrier. One of his first carriers was drawing cartoons everyday and there all published in a book called, “You Can Never Find a Rickshaw When it Monsoons”. To this day Mo Willems writes children books, trying to teach them about there world, but with amazing and funny cartoon characters.

MAIN IDEA/CENTRAL IDEA STATEMENT

In New York City, Mo Willems wrote children's books at home because he loves to write.

Theme and Moods of Mo Willems Books

The theme's of most of his book are teaching the reader a valuable life lesson, like you don't get everything you want, or that all things must come to an end. The mood of all of his books are most like (to most people) very funny and happy. Mo Willems loves to make the reader have a happy mood, while ,also, learning a valuable lesson.

CITATIONS

WEBSITES

http://www.scottlib.org/Site_PDFs/earlylit_greatbks.pdf

http://www.patriciamnewman.com/willems.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mo_Willems

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mo_Willems#Early_life <-- (copy and paste into tap)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mo_Willems#Personal_life


BOOKS

Willems, Mo. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! London: Walker, 2004. Print.

Willems, Mo. We Are in a Book! New York, NY: Hyperion, 2010. Print.