Willems' Surprises

Mo Willems is a current best-selling and award-winning writer/illustrator who makes kids laugh.
Beginning his career on PBS' Sesame Street team, Willems earned 6 Emmys Awards for writing. At the same time, he was writer and animator on several other networks, including Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network. Branching out into writing and illustrating kids' books, Mo Willems landed a New York Times bestseller with his first book, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! And, he continued award-winning success with the easy reader series, Elephant and Piggie.
Perhaps the most striking feature of Willems' work is a first-glance simplicity that surprisingly harbors well-developed characters in familiar life situations. Take a playful peek at Mo Willems' work at www.mowillems.com or www.pigeonpresents.com.
Enjoy Mo Willems' story, I Will Surprise My Friend, by clicking on the video link below. Then gather a few supplies and create a surprise of your own for someone special in your life.
-- small pictures or artwork, drawn by you or cut from old magazines or books
-- glue or tape
-- colored paper
-- stickers, stencils, colored pencils, crayons, etc.
-- cardboard tube (such as paper towel or toilet paper centers)
-- scrap wrapping paper
-- two pieces of ribbon (about 10 inches each)
-- tape
-- small "prizes" (such as erasers, notes, candy, stickers, etc.)