Mo Willems

We are not accepting any more preorders for this event through the website. Please call the shop 281-497-8675 by 3 pm today to ensure we receive it.  After 3, all orders must be done at the event site.

He’s back!  The hilarious Mo Willems of DON’T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS and KNUFFLE BUNNY will visit Blue Willow to talk about his newest picture book THAT IS NOT A GOOD IDEA!


About the Author:

Mo Willems is a three-time Caldecott Honor winner (for DON’T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS!, KNUFFLE BUNNY, and KNUFFLE BUNNY TOO). He also won two Geisel Medals for THERE IS A BIRD ON YOUR HEAD! and ARE YOU READY TO PLAY OUTSIDE?, and three Geisel Honors for his ELEPHANT & PIGGIE series.  His books are perennial New York Times bestsellers, including the Cat the Cat series, KNUFFLE BUNNY FREE, HOORAY FOR AMANDA &HER ALLIGATOR, and GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE DINOSAURS. Before he turned to making picture books, Mo was a writer and animator on Sesame Street, where he won six Emmys. Mo lives with his family in Massachusetts.


From the brilliantly twisted mind of #1 New York Times bestselling artist and author Mo Willems comes THAT IS NOT A GOOD IDEA! Inspired by silent films, this book is THE ARTIST meets DON’T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS!. Starting with a very classic story and beautiful paintings, Willems adds in a Greek chorus of baby chicks, a sudden twist, and his trademarked layer of wickedly subversive humor.

One day, a very hungry fox meets a plump goose.  One character thinks “WHAT LUCK!” and the other character thinks “DINNER!” The fox invites her to take a walk, to accompany him into the deep dark woods, and to come join him in his kitchen for a tasty meal.  Each page turn is filled with suspense as a growing chorus of peeps pop out to warn “THAT IS NOT A GOOD IDEA!” with ever increasing intensity. Willems has created a wonderfully interactive reading experience and engineered a clever reversal that kids and their parents will find hilarious.  Readers will have fun returning to the beginning and realizing that the characters thinking “WHAT LUCK” and “DINNER”, were not the ones they thought...

What:  Mo Willems will discuss and sign his newest book for kids, THAT IS NOT A GOOD IDEA!.

When:  Tuesday, April 23, 5:00 p.m.

Where:  Meadow Wood Elementary School, 14230 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX  77079

Admission:  In order to go through the signing line and meet Mo Willems, please purchase THIS IS NOT A GOOD IDEA! from Blue Willow Bookshop.  At the time of your purchase, you will receive a signing line ticket and tickets are issued in order of purchase.  You may purchase a book in person at the shop, over the phone, or through the website. If ordering online through our website, please provide credit card information so we can charge you, and indicate that you will “pick up at store.” You can then pick up the book at the will call table at the event.

This event has the following guidelines:
•    Photos are permitted, but no posed photos and no flash photography, please.
•    Mo will personalize only THAT IS NOT A GOOD IDEA!
•    Mo will autograph an unlimited number of newly purchased books and 1 beloved book from home. Due to time constraints, he won’t be able to sign posters or memorabilia. We want to make sure all of Mo’s fans have a chance to meet him and get a book signed!
•    Mo will be using markers for his signing so he will not sign his Pigeon board books or stuffed animals as these are items that are often placed in children’s mouths.

A limited number of autographed copies of Mo’s books will be available for purchase after the event.  If you cannot attend the event, but would like a personalized copy of this book, please call us an hour before the event at (281) 497-8675.

If you can't attend the event or need a copy shipped to you please select this option. Payment type must be "CreditCard." In the order notes, add personalization details.


Event date: 
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
14532 Memorial Dr
77079 Houston