CELEBRATING MO WILLEMS

Hippocampus is celebrating author/illustrator MO WILLEMS! Come over and have a rollicking time with crafts, games and wall painting. Laugh out loud with Storyteller, Lavanya and savor the delicious theme-based food too. For those of you who haven’t heard of the author (rolls eyes), here is a brief introduction.

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Mo Willems has authored numerous books for young children, many of which have garnered significant critical acclaim. The New York Times Book Review referred to Willems as “the biggest new talent to emerge thus far in the 00’s”— and to his pigeon character as “one of this decade’s contributions to the pantheon of great picture book characters.”

Three of Willems’ books have been awarded a Caldecott Honor:Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus (2004), Knuffle Bunny – A Cautionary Tale (2005), and Knuffle Bunny Too -A Case of Mistaken Identity (2008). Recently he has been creating the Elephant and Piggie books, an early reader series about a friendly elephant and pig. Elephant and Piggie books won the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal in 2008 and 2009, and Geisel Honors in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.In 2010, Willems introduced a new series of books featuring Cat the Cat, also aimed at early readers.

Willems’ books have been translated into a number of languages, spawned animated shorts that have twice been awarded the Carnegie Medal (Knuffle Bunny, 2007, and Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, 2010), and been developed into theatrical musical productions. His illustrations, wire sculpture, and carved ceramics have been exhibited in galleries and museums across the US.

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Don’t miss out on this opportunity to celebrate this lovely author and his cheeky characters! Hurry and grab your tickets from BookMyShow. You can also drop into Hippocampus Children’s Library and Experience Centre, Koramangala..

..or call 080 25630206 | 41101927 for registrations.

 

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