So when it comes to children's books, Mo Willems is basically my hero. Last semester for my Children's Literature class, I wrote my final paper on his books, for which he typically does both the text AND the images (and it included a presentation, complete with examples from several books on an overhead projector . . . I basically rocked it.)
Today on Mo's blog he shared that I Broke My Trunk! from his Elephant and Piggie series has been awarded a 2012 Geisel Honor for Early Readers. (You know those shiny circle stickers you sometimes see on picture books? They're often Geisel Honors, or Caldecott. Both are clues that the book is going to be great.)
Seriously, guys, if you haven't checked out his books yet, you MUST. He's made of awesome.
(this picture of the elephant is the one he posted on his blog. When I link to the entry on Facebook, the picture comes with it; I'm following that model. The image belongs to Mo Willems.)
P.S. If you want to see the cutest thing ever, look at the fan mail Mo posts on his blog. ADORABLE.