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Mo!!! Yeah!!! (Carnegie Medal)

Of course, it’s well known that more important than the Newbery, the Caldecott, the Pulitzer is the Andrew Carnegie Medal for excellence in children’s video. Or at least it is now, because...
Author/illustrator Mo Willems and Weston Woods Studios, producers of “Knuffle Bunny,” are the 2007 Carnegie Medal winners. The DVD is based on Willems’ book “Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale” and is performed by Willems, his wife Cheryl and their daughter Trixie. It is directed and animated by MaGiK Studio, with music by Scotty Huff and Robert Reynolds.
And now I can condense my Mo-related news in one blog post (whew) by also announcing that he has created a new set of beginning-reader books. They feature new characters — not the Pigeon — and are due out in the spring. I’m sure Mo will send my copies along sooner, though he didn’t really respond to that inquiry of mine...

Check out the new books here, and his post on the video (the winner of the Carnegie Medal) here.

Somewhat related — in that this is another author I am crushing on, and with whom I have shared at least limited dialogue — John Green’s book An Abundance of Katherines won a Printz honor award. Ever wonder what the reaction is when you’ve won a Printz honor award? Well, here it is. Total bonus: He is wearing the T-shirt that I showed on my blog. Total total bonus: He says it’s his new favorite shirt. Guess what? It’s my new favorite shirt too! We are so meant to be friends. The link is to his video blog with his brother. I’ve been enjoying the videos immensely — very funny stuff.

3 comments:

jules said...

Cool. Will have to go watch the video. He's easy to crush on, huh?

adrienne said...

The John Green video is priceless. It makes me love Katherines all the more.

Liz B said...

I got an ARC of the beginning reader at Seattle. I mailed it home; once I've read it I'll let you know.