Who, you may ask, is Mo Willems? He is the funniest children's author/illustrators that I have read in a long time! I LOVE his books and Lawton thinks they are the funniest thing! They are so expressive (who, me, loves expressiveness? hmmm.) and you just can't help but giggle at the story lines, the characters, and their expressive expressions. :)
I first discovered Mo one night when Chad and I were on a rare date or Christmas shopping or something and we were perusing some children's books at Davis Kidd. We came across Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale and read the entire thing cover to cover, laughing out loud in the bookstore. Poor Trixie takes her Knuffle Bunny (or lovey in our house) to the laundromat with her Dad. Somehow Knuffle Bunny gets left at the laundromat, and she tries to communicate to her dad that her beloved Bunny is lost, while going boneless (you know you have all experienced "bonelessness") trying to convey her deep despair. If your child has a lovey and it has ever been lost, you can totally relate. Being reminded of this, I bought Carolina a back-up lovey just in case hers ever gets (gasp) LOST. I am sad that I do not own this precious book.
There is an entire Elephant and Piggie series, (click HERE) Cute, but not as cute as the other ones I have mentioned.
HERE is his blog for fun . . . Go check out some Mo at your local library!