Friday, January 7, 2011

SCBWI TEAM BLOG Pre-Conference Interview: Author-Illustrator Mo Willems

SCBWI TEAM BLOG continues our pre-Annual Winter Conference coverage with TEAM BLOGger Lee Wind's interview with faculty member Mo Willems, posted a few days ago on Lee's blog, I'm Here, I'm Queer. What the Hell Do I Read.

Below is a snippet from Lee's interview with Mo, who will no doubt have us rolling in the aisles. Click here to read the full interview.

Mo Willems’ work in children’s books, animation, television, theater, and bubble gum card painting has garnered him 3 Caldecott Honors, 2 Geisel Medals, 2 Carnegie Medals, 6 Emmys, and multiple bubble gum cards. Upcoming non-bubble gum card projects include Hooray for Amanda and Her Alligator, a portrait of the relationship between a girl and her stuffed alligator told in 6-1/2 stories. More information about Mo’s past, present, and future can be gleamed at Mo will be part of an incredible panel on Sunday January 30th, "Look Who's Laughing: How To Do Funny For Young Readers and Why" that's sure to have us all cracking up... and thinking!

It's not to late to register for the event and enjoy the panel on humor featuring Mo Willems in person, as well as the rest of the great lineup. But the days are dwindling--the festivities begin on January 28th--click here to visit the conference registration page. 

And whether you attend or not, visit the Official SCBWI Conference Blog for live coverage of the event. Bookmark or follow today!

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