Mo Willems is a children’s book author, animator, and voice actor from the United States.

He created the Cartoon Network animated television series Sheep in the Big City, worked on Sesame Street and The Off-Beats, and wrote the classic children’s book series Elephant and Piggie.

He talks about jealousy, love, hatred, joy, and other topics in his works.

We have compiled a list of the best books by Mo Willems for you to enjoy reading!


Best Mo Willems Books

1. The Pigeon has to go to School!

Pigeon, by Mo Willems, is back in a funny story for kids ready to attend school or nursery.

The pigeon is going to be schooled. Do you believe he should leave?

Why is it necessary for the Pigeon to attend school? He already has all the answers! Almost everything, to be precise. What if he doesn’t approve? What if his instructor isn’t fond of him? What if he learns way too much!


2. Waiting Is Not Easy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

Gerald takes his time. Piggie isn’t one of them. Piggie can’t stop grinning. Gerald is capable of doing so. Gerald takes care of things so Piggie doesn’t have to.

Piggie and Gerald are great pals. In Waiting Is Not Easy!, Piggie has a surprise in store for Gerald, but he’ll have to wait. And then there’s waiting. And then there was more waiting…


3. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
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When a bus driver takes a vacation from his route, an unexpected volunteer a pigeon steps up to take his place. But you’ve never met one quite like this. Children will enjoy answering back and deciding his destiny as he pleads, wheedles, and begs his way through the tale.

Popular cartoonist Mo Willems wonderfully depicts a preschooler’s rage tantrum in his funny picture book debut.


4. Don’t Let The Pigeon Stay Up Late!

Even though it’s becoming dark outside, one stubborn Pigeon refuses to go to sleep!

This interactive bedtime story puts readers back in control, allowing them to deflect Pigeon’s cunning deception as he tries to avoid his inevitable slumber.

Will you give him permission to remain up late?


5. Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Taleelia Unleashed

A Cautionary Tale is amusing, and Mo Willems’ brilliant illustrations wonderfully depict all of the characters’ feelings.

Trixie, Daddy, and Knuffle Bunny go to the Laundromat in the neighbourhood. However, Trixie’s wonderful trip takes a tragic turn when she discovers a rabbit has been left behind?

This gorgeous book offers a delightfully true-to-life story about what happens when Daddy is in control and things go horribly, hilariously wrong, using a blend of muted black-and-white pictures and emotive drawings.


6. There Is a Bird on Your Head! (Elephant and Piggie)

This very unique book from the award-winning author of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! is excellent for kids just starting to read since it is delivered completely in speech bubbles with a repeated use of recognisable words.

Piggie and Gerald are best friends. Gerald finds in There’s a Bird on Your Head! that there’s something more worse than a bird on your head — two birds on your head!


7. The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!

When Pigeon comes across a tasty hot dog, he can’t wait to stuff it all into his beak. However, a sneaky and hungry duckling appears on the scene and demands a mouthful. Who will be the wiser of the two birds?

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! 2 is a humorous sequel to the critically popular Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Another bird journey from Mo Willems urges youngsters to share even their most cherished processed meals.


8. Elephant & Piggie: The Complete Collection (An Elephant & Piggie Book) (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

With the full collection of all 25 Elephant & Piggie novels, you can read all of Elephant & Piggie’s hilarious adventures.

With the strong metallic Elephant & Piggie bookends that come with each pair, you can create an immediate Elephant & Piggie library.

Two Theodor Seuss Geisel Awards and five Theodor Seuss Geisel Honors have been given to Mo Willems‘ number one New York Times best-selling Elephant & Piggie series! In this deluxe box set, you can have them all.


9. I Want to Sleep Under the Stars! (An Unlimited Squirrels Book)

Zoom Squirrel dreams of sleeping beneath the stars in I Want to Sleep Under the Stars. The Squirrel Pals are eager to lend a hand!

Will their encouragement, however, be sufficient or excessive? Do you have a better understanding of sleeping beneath the stars than the Squirrels? By the conclusion of this book, you will!


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Mo Willems Books

What kind of books does Mo Willems write?

Mo Willems, an award-winning children’s author says that he write stories on basic fundamental issues that young children can connect to very easily. He talks on the topics of jealousy, love, hatred, joy in his writings.

Why does Mo Willems use speech bubbles?

Actually, the use of speech bubbles in the books, gives the impression that the characters are speaking directly to the reader. This makes them feel like they are a part of the story and this really increases the engagement and interest in the book.

What is Mo Willems real name?

Mo Willems real name is Maurice Charles Willems.

Why are Mo Willems books so good?

The reason being his use of fun and humor to simplify the difficult concepts for children and make it easy for them to absorb the book and its learnings.

What town does Mo Willems live in?

Mo Willems lives with his wife and daughter in Brooklyn, New York, where he writes and illustrates.

What level are Mo Willems books?

Mo Willems books are recommended at the Kindergarten level.

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