# 1 New York Times Bestselling novelis and illustrator Mo Willems is best known for his Caldecott Honor winning picture books Don ’ t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
and Knuffle Bunny: a cautionary tale
In addition to such picture books as Leonardo the Terrible Monster
, Edwina the Dinosaur Who Didn ’ t Know She Was Extinct
, and Time to Pee
, Mo has created the Elephant and Piggie
books, thi spinof of early readers, and published You Will Never Find a Rickshaw When it Monsoons
, an annotated cartoon journal sketched during a year-long oyage around the world in 1990-91.
he 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 yriad of languages, spawned animated shorts and theatrical musical productions, and his llustrations, wire sculpture, and carved ceramics have been exhibited in galleries and museums across the nation.
Mo began his career as poet and animator for television, garnering 6 Emmy awards for his writing on Sesame Street, creating Nickelodeon 's The Off-Beats, Cartoon Network ’ s Sheep in the Big City and head-writing Codename: Kids Next Door.
He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his family.