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‘There Is No Formula’ – Mo Willems Visits The Yarn



Travis: Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

Today we have something special – an extended episode with Mo Willems. I interviewed him last June at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando. My questions focused on the Elephant & Piggie series and his answers were enlightening, funny, and honest. I think you’re gonna like this one. Listen below and tell your friends.


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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. Terrific episode, Travis. Thanks! Mo never ceases to astonish.


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