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Q&A | May 20, 2013 0 comments
Describe your latest work. When I started working on Plant-Thinking in 2008, I had no idea that the project would turn out to be as broad as it did.... Continue »
Mo WillemsDescribe your latest project.
My newest book, Edwina: The Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct, is an exploration of an age-old conundrum: "Is it okay to inform a Dinosaur that she is extinct if she bakes really yummy cookies?"
Most illustrators will tell you that the most difficult part about creating a dinosaur book is accurately depicting the dinosaurs' behavior and appearance. Let me assure my audience that I did not shirk my responsibility: Edwina's straw hat and purse are true to the Jurassic Period (the pearl necklace comes from a later eon, but it looked too cute to get all finicky about total accuracy).
How did the last good book you read end up in your hands?
Thank you, Trixie.
Do you read the Sunday funnies, and which are your favorites?
Why do you write books for kids?
Share an interesting experience you've had with one of your readers.
Favorites include: "Don't Let the Pigeon Operate the Catapult!," "The Pigeon Finds a Girlfriend," and "Don't Let the Pigeon Audit Your Neighbor."
Tell us about your pets. My dog, Nelson, sprained his tail this summer. He was having so much fun frolicking in the country, swimming in ponds, and chasing butterflies and frogs, that his wagger just gave out.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
If you could be someone else, who would that be, and why?