Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


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'Knuffle Bunny' creator has new role at Kennedy Center

Children's author and illustrator Mo Willems sees creativity as part of a grown-up's job.

"Having a child is an opportunity to be silly again," says Willems, who has been named the Kennedy Center's first ever "Education Artist-In-Residence."

On Friday, the Washington, D.C.-based center announced that Willems would organize projects for children and their families, including "collaborative experiences across artistic genres." The residency lasts two years, along with a year for preparation.

Known for such acclaimed picture stories as "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!" and "Knuffle Bunny," Willems, 51, has helped stage theatrical adaptations of his work at the Kennedy Center.

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