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Happy 10th Birthday to Mo Willems' Pigeon!


Disney Publishing Worldwide is pleased to celebrate the 10th birthday of Mo Willems’ avian hero, Pigeon!

This month, fans can take a drive down memory lane with three classic Pigeon titles at a smaller trim size with the It’s a Busload of Pigeon Books! box set, featuring an original poster illustrated by Mo Willems.

In addition, Don't Pigeonhole Me!: Two Decades of the Mo Willems Sketchbook, will be available on June 18, giving adults a rare glimpse at Willems’ early self-published Pigeon illustrations, along with two decades’ worth of cartoons and sketches. Elephant and Piggie, Willems’ New York Times best-selling duo, will also have a new book, titled A Big Guy Took My Ball!, publishing on May 21.

Here is some additional information about upcoming titles by Mo Willems:

· It’s a Busload of Pigeon Books! (Pub Date: April 2), $24.99—Climb on board for super fun reading with three picture books starring the famous bird! The boxed set includes three favorites: Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! and Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!, along with an original poster illustrated by Mo Willems with activities on the reverse side.

· Don’t Pigeonhole Me! Two Decades of the Mo Willems Sketchbook (Pub Date: June 18), $40.00—Young readers first met the Pigeon in 2003. But Pigeon was born many years earlier in the pages of a Willems’ sketchbook. This new adult coffee table book is a 20-year compilation of characters, scribbles, and ideas. These sketches have always been the well from which Willems draws ideas and inspiration. Featuring a foreword by Eric Carle and an introduction by Willems, this volume includes all twenty sketchbooks from the last two decades.

· A Big Guy Took My Ball! (An Elephant & Piggie Book) (Pub Date: May 21), $8.99—Elephant and Piggie, Willems’ Geisel Award-winning duo, will also have a new tale of their own. Gerald and Piggie, a curious pair, are best friends. Piggie is devastated when a big guy takes her ball. Gerald is big, too . . . but is he big enough to help his best friend?