12 May 2006

Mo's dream...

From USA Today:

When Mo Willems, an author and illustrator of children's books, was 6, he loved the comic strip Peanuts "more than anything," so he wrote to its creator:

"Dear Mr. Schulz: Can I have yur job when you die? Yur fan, Maurice Charels Willems."

Read the whole article.


kitchen hand said...

Great story. I used to draw Snoopy when I was a kid. Never thought of writing to Charles Schulz.

Clare said...

I like Willem's thoughts about failure and how no one wants to expose children to failure. I think that I've always known that aspect of growing up but never could find the clarity to express it. I think that failure is very important to learning, and I like that Willem is not afraid to show failure to kids.