Friday, October 8, 2010

Mo Willems Brings Knuffle Bunny to Decatur

Pete the Cat's James Dean
gets Mo's signature
A huge crowd welcomed author and illustrator Mo Willems to the Decatur Library last night. He solemnly read from a selection of books. (Those of you who were lucky enough to be there know that I jest). He actually read We Are In A Book, one of the great books in the Elephant and Piggie series, with all of the animation of a Looney Tunes character. After answering a few questions, he read Knuffle Bunny Free, the latest and last of the beloved series, drawing laughs from everyone (and a few sentimental tears from the parents). Then he sent a huge Knuffle Bunny into the lobby to be hugged and mugged with the kids, and sat to sign a whole bunch of books. Among the signees were Pete the Cat's James Dean and Eric Litwin.

Thanks to everyone who attended last night. You were a great crowd. And thanks especially to Mo Willems for making it such a wonderful evening for all.

Next up: Fancy Nancy illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser on October 20 at 7 p.m. Check back for more information. You can also visit facebook.com/littleshopofstories to keep up to date on what's happening. Or if you are the tweeting type, follow our Twitter feed @lilshopostories

1 comment:

Rupa said...

Wow, can't believe I'm just discovering The Little Shop of Stories. Have missed so many cool events that my 4-yr-old would have loved. Glad to have stumbled upon you today. We'll definitely be stopping by soon