Wednesday, April 02, 2008

The Pigeon Wants ...

... a Puppy!

That's right, we found out in an unveiling at Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan Tuesday that Mo Willems' latest Pigeon book features our feathery protagonist yearning for a pet dog. Hilarity ensues. Here are more photos from the celebration:

Massive crowd gathers in anticipation of author's appearance ... it's cool to see kids' lit celebrated like a rock concert!

Ambassador Jon Scieszka indroduces Willems and proceeds to be tickled by everything the featured author/illustrator says.

Willems is utterly flabbergasted at the enormous popularity of the Pigeon books.