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BIET'S FIRST BOOK SIGNING

Posted on: Thursday







The other morning we headed over to one of my all time favorite shops in the city, the MOMA Store, for a reading and book signing by the one and only Mo Willems.  If you're not familiar with his work, you should check out his Pigeon Presents series- they are so much fun for kids to read!  Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus was one of Biet's first favorite books, and really one of the most innovative children's stories I've read. And if you're raising a little one in NYC, Knuffle Bunny, one of his less popular but absolutely amazing earlier works, is a must too.

The downstairs level of the store, with its beautiful rows of literature, Eames display furniture, limited edition prints, and hanging modern art pieces, was spilling over with eager children of all ages, running and yelling and clutching their hard-cover books waiting to meet Mo.  Never have I seen such a collision of culture, art, mayhem, and diapers.  Biet ran the aisles, tried to eat the receipt from the newest addition to her home library, Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late, and made a few friends.  Mo was super sweet.  He drew a little Pigeon inside the front page of her book and posed with us for a picture.  I'm not sure that Biet really grasped the concept of it all, but she certainly had fun (the kids' section, which she loved, is uhhhmazing- I know where I'm shopping for new toys when Biet's second birthday rolls around!). After we left and stepped back out into the chilly morning, we decided to do the only thing that seemed appropriate after such a momentous occasion: go to the park to let Biet chase the pigeons.

21 COMMENTS:

  1. Oh I love Mo Willems! It's so good to find children's books that are funny and cute for parents too.

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    1. Isn't it?! Some of her books drive me crazy when she wants me to read them over and over again, but these ones never get old!

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  2. Mo Willems' pigeon series is a beloved one in our home! My boys love to shout "NO!" every time the pigeon asks to drive the bus, stay up late, eat a hot dog, etc. So cool that you got to meet him! You seem to run into the coolest people... I suppose one of the perks of living in NYC! Hope you are feeling well, pretty mama!

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    1. Thank you Lauren!
      Biet also shouts "no" as she waves her finger at the pigeon. It is the funniest thing.

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  3. Anonymous12:50:00 PM

    I have always checked your blog every now and again, but honestly have not been an avid follower. Recently, you have shot to my #1 blog. I think your family and your blog style is a breathe of fresh air in this blog world where everyone seems to blend into one, ultimately falling into the very typical 'blog mom' category. I never comment but really wanted to share and THANK YOU for having such a unique voice and spirit in this blog community. Keep on keeping on and good luck with baby boys delivery/last days.

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    1. Thank you so much for this lovely comment. Your words are so kind and uplifting, I'm not sure what to say! THANK YOU for reading and for reaching out.
      "Keep on keeping on" is something my Dad has said to me my entire life. :)
      xx

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  4. Mo Willems is the best, we love Knuffle Bunny so much, especially the part where the pop gets in a little trouble :) Looks like a fun event and you are still looking like a beauty as you wrap up this pregnancy- exciting!

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    1. Thank you Mama Smith! Honestly, I am not getting out and about nearly as much now at the end of my pregnancy, but when I do I try to throw on something cute and make an event of it. :)

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  5. Awesome! We have "Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late," and love it! Beautiful photos as always!!

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    1. Thank you! (Gaby took most of these photos).
      So far, Biet is not as crazy about her new book as she is about "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus," but we'll see what happens with time. :)

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  6. What a fun day! She's definitely going to cherish that memory as she grows older :).

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