By: Mary Pickles, Trib Live Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 3:27 PM
Mo Willems , a former stand-up comedian and "Sesame Street" writer, says his time on the long-running PBS children's program was like attending graduate school run by Muppets.
"After a few seasons of hard work, I came to the realization that writing for kids was both more challenging and fulfilling than anything I could imagine," he says in an email.
Write he did, creating stories like "Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus!" (a Caldecott Honor book and Picture Book Hall of Fame inductee), "Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale," "I Love My New Toy!" and "The Thank You Book."
Willems populates his children's stories with lively critters that entertain and educate, touching on everything from friendship to manners.
They also give their readers giggle fits.
Beginning Feb. 17, the interactive exhibit "The Pigeon Comes to Pittsburgh: A Mo Willems Exhibit," will bring beloved characters like Pigeon, Piggie, Elephant and Knuffle Bunny to the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh .