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Author Study: Mo Willems

These sites are about author Mo Willems. Read a biography or watch a video interview with the author, learn about his characters, or play an online game. There are lesson plans, activity ideas, printable coloring pages, and more.


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Watch a video interview with Mo Willems in which he talks about himself and his books.
Learn how the pigeon character was created in this interview. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Discover the answers to frequently asked questions posed to Mo Willems.
Meet some of the characters from Mo's books. Learn facts about each character or download printable coloring and activity pages.
This one-page PDF includes a lesson plan for Mo Willems' "Knuffle Bunny;" includes: a story summary, lesson objectives, activities to do prior to reading and after reading.
This 12 page PDF includes ways to interact with the book; what its all about; pre-reading activities; examining the illustrations; starting the story; making inferences and predictions; misunderstandings; falling apart;Mommy knows all, but Daddy's a hero, too; the dedication; the very end; baby talk; favorite toys; searching for details; characterization and emotion; looking at the plot; pantomime; sing a song; retell and act it out; on being little; comparing and contrasting; author study; and books by Mo Willems.
In this lesson to go along with "Kniffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale" students will use letter or phonetically spelled worlds to tell a story. Lesson plan includes learning objective, materials, set up and prepare, directions, hints on supporting all learners, and a lesson extension activity. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This 12 page PDF includes seven Knuffle Bunny Activities to do with your students and an answer key.
Play a hot-dog dress up game with the pigeon and duckling, or see the coloring page of the month on this fun page.
These Mo Willems activities go along with "The Pigeon Wants a Puppy!"
Here is a cross-curricular lesson plan that employs "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!" by Mo Willems to teach haiku and art. This is a three-page PDF file.
This three-page PDF file contains activity ideas for teaching "Leonardo the Terrible Monster" by Mo Willems.
This two-page PDF file contains an interview with Mo Willems.
This one-page PDF file is a study guide for "Leonardo, the Terrible Monster" by Mo Willems.
Want to learn more about pigeons? Learn all about them on this website, which includes pictures, a range map, sounds, and more.
This 29-page PDF packet includes Elephant and Piggie story time ideas, circle-time activities, and a number of other student activities and discussion questions to go along with the Elephant & Piggie stories.

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