KidVid: The Wonderful World of Mo Willems
If you’ve shared the works—books and videos—of Mo Willems with a child, good for you! You’ve introduced that child to stories that are fun to read (or watch), told with warmth and wit, and highlight a marvelous understanding of how children think and what they want. If you have not shared Willems with a child—shame on you (unless you can honestly say you don’t know any children)! You are depriving children of a visit to a pigeon-centric world populated by naked mole rats, “knuffle” bunnies, and a terribly sweet monster.
Scholastic Storybook Treasures recently released Mo Willems’ Pigeon and Pals – Complete Cartoon Collection Vol. 1 & 2 on DVD, offering six animated versions of children’s books that have won dozens of awards and earned Willems a place in the heart of preschoolers and their parents.
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!...and more stores by Mo Willems features delightful characters in stories that teach without preaching, making them both amusing and wise. The bus driver leaves us in charge of the bus while he takes a break in Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, a story about a pigeon who really, really wants to…well, you know. There are two more stories on the disc: Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale and Leonardo the Terrible Monster.
What could possibly go wrong at a Laundromat? Trixie finds out when she brings her beloved Knuffle Bunny and then can’t quite communicate what the problem is when one arises in Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale. Leonardo the Terrible Monster isn’t all that terrible which is a terrible problem for him. He’s just not scary. When he finally finds Sam, a little boy who seems ripe for scaring, Leonardo’s plans for the big scare go awry.Continued on the next page