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Mo Willems

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#1 New York Times Bestselling author and illustrator Mo Willems is best known for his Caldecott Honor winning picture books and In addition to such picture books as , and , Mo has created the books, a series of early readers, and published , an annotated cartoon journal sketched during a year-long voyage around the world in 1990-91. The New York Times Book Review called Mo "the biggest new talent to emerge thus far in the 00's." Mo's work books have been translated into a myriad of languages, spawned animated shorts and theatrical musical productions, and his illustrations, wire sculpture, and carved...

Phyllis Limbacher Tildes

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I was a lucky child growing up in Connecticut in a home filled with pets and an occasional orphaned wild animal. I showed an early interest in the natural world. At only two years old I amazed my mother with a drawing of a butterfly. When I was a little older, I explored the woods behind our house with my father, whose love of nature was infectious. That early passion for wildlife is reflected in many of my books, including EYE GUESS, ANIMALS BLACK AND WHITE, and ANIMALS IN CAMOUFLAGE.

When I had learned to read and write, I began to make up stories...