You’re invited to ‘Lunch Doodles’ with Mo Willems

Kennedy Center hosts fun virtual event to benefit kids everywhere off from school

Author Mo Willems poses for photographs with his newest book during BookExpo America.
Author Mo Willems poses for photographs with his newest book during BookExpo America. (2015 FilmMagic/Getty Images)

You know Mo Willems, right? (And if you don’t, you’re about to!)

Err, we’ll rephrase this for parents everywhere: You’re probably more familiar with Elephant and Piggie. Or that darn pigeon (who wants to drive the bus and stay up late) -- or perhaps Trixie and her pal, Knuffle Bunny.

Willems is the brilliant author and illustrator behind those beloved children’s books, and we have some excellent news: he’s coming over for lunch.

That, or maybe YOU’RE coming to “his place” for lunch.

Either way, you can open a laptop, tablet or your cellphones each day at 1 p.m. Eastern, and Willems will be in the palm of your hand, inside his studio, hosting something called “Lunch Doodles.”

“Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks,” said the Kennedy Center, which is hosting the virtual event. “Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together.”

This happens every weekday, but if you miss the live version, you can stream it afterward.

Here’s Monday’s “episode,” which, at last check, had already garnered 3.1 million views.


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