This biography introduces readers to Mo Willems, author and illustrator of the incredibly popular Knuffle Bunny books. Readers will learn about Willems's childhood in Louisiana through his years in New York and current family life in Massachusetts, his early interests in sculpture and cartooning, his experience working for Sesame Street, the creation of the Pigeon and the publication of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, as well as his latest projects, including Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed and new additions to the funny Elephant and Piggie books. Easy-to-read text and full-color photos highlight Willems's childhood, family, education, life as an illustrator, and his beloved works.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|BISACS||JNF029010, JNF063000, JNF007030, JNF007000, JNF006020|
|Subject||Arts, Crafts & Makerspace, Biographies|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||8 x 8|
|Guided Reading Level||P|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.3|
|ATOS Interest Level||MG|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||150201|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Children's Illustrators Set 2 – School Library Journal
Clearly written and well-organized introductions to notable authors and illustrators. Children will enjoy learning about the childhoods of these creators, and the books have enough information to be enlightening, but not so much as to be overwhelming. “Elements of Art” boxes add interest and visual appeal. These titles will be of use for reports and author/illustrator studies, and their size, length, content, and design will appeal to children who are interested in the people behind the books they enjoy.