Mo Willems is an author, illustrator, animator, playwright and the inaugural Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence. Willems is best known for his best-selling picture books, which have been awarded three Caldecott Honors (Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!; Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale; Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity), two Theodor Seuss Geisel Awards, and five Geisel Honors (the Elephant & Piggie series). Willems began his career as a writer and animator on PBS's Sesame Street, where he garnered six Emmy Awards (writing). His live-action comedy special Don't Let the Pigeon Do Storytime! currently streams on HBOMax.