The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? by Mo Willems

The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?

Written by Mo Willems

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Award-winning author/illustrator Mo Willems brings back his beloved pigeon for another delightful and wacky story. In previous stories the noisy pigeon has demanded to drive the bus and have a puppy among other things. Now he wants the lovely cookie with nuts in it that the Duckling has just been given. Kind Duckling gives in to him. But there’s a great twist in the story and, as ever, every picture is packed with humour.

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The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? by Mo Willems

Duckling gets a cookie? What do you mean DUCKLING GETS A COOKIE?!

Pigeon is NOT happy about this. Not one little itty bit. He has whined, wheedled, fibbed and hollered his way through many books. He wanted to drive the bus, he demanded a puppy, he pleaded for a hot dog party... But now, in a fantastic new title from Mo Willems, along comes Duckling, with bright twinkling eyes and impeccable manners. She asks for a cookie and what does she get? A cookie, of course! The Pigeon is outraged! Incensed! How could this have happened? HOW is it possible that this duckling gets a cookie?! Well, because she asked. Nicely.

This is the very latest Pigeon title from the award-winning, best-selling Mo Willems - laugh out loud fun for all the family! Mo Willems' distinctive cartoon artwork, drawn with black-crayon lines and set on pastel backgrounds, is strikingly expressive and, as always, very witty!


a side splitting less on minding your manners from the most brazen bird on the block CBI recommended reads of 2012 A gloriously crafted reading experience to be shared and enjoyed by children and adults alike. Carousel

About the Author

Mo Willems

As a child

Mo grew up during the 1970s, so he always looked kind of goofy. One time in his school's art class, Mo's teacher told him to stop drawing cartoons all the time. She said big, boring drawings of fruit in a bowl that made people's eyes glaze over were A-R-T, but funny cartoons that made people laugh weren't. She was wrong. Mo had great truble speling when he was a kidd.

As an adult

Mo once met a man in Egypt who had built a huge sand temple about his life (which mostly consisted of images of him constructing a huge sand temple about his life). He dreamt of creating a one-to-one scale model of the desert. Mo drove a motorcyle in New York for about five years without a single accident. Then he realized he was lucky not to have an accident, so he bought a used Volvo. If Mo had known how cool having a wife and daughter was, he would have got them sooner.

As an artist

At age eighteen, Mo moved temporarily to London to pursue his dream of becoming a stand-up comic. He quickly established himself and somehow managed to get a spot in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival before returning to America to become a film student. At New York University he discovered animation and quickly became entranced by the ability to make movies without having to beg a crew to help him. Here he discovered the work of Ronald Searle and the UPA animation studio, both of which influenced his deceptively simple, graphic drawing style. After graduating from college, he travelled around the world for a year, returning with ridiculous sideburns. A quick shave later, he returned to New York and became an animator and writer for TV, most notably for Sesame Street (where he won six Emmys for his writing). He then wrote for Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network. Mo's first foray into children's books was the innovative Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, which appeared on many “best book” lists and won a prestigious American Prize, the Caldecott Honor, in 2004. He has encouraged thousands of children to yell “NOOOOOO!” in libraries. Mo hopes to devote an increasing percentage of his time writing and illustrating children's books.

Things you didn't know about Mo Willems

1. His shoe size.

2. Mo once walked all the way across France with his dad (don't ask him why).

3. Mo used to record a weekly Postcard from Brooklyn for BBC radio (kind of like Alistair Cooke's Letters From America only less good).

4. Mo finds rain depressing.

5. It’s always raining when Mo goes on vacation.

6. Mo's arch-enemy is PRINT-TOR, the evil spirit of vengeance that makes printing on any computer a near impossibility.

7. Mo doesn't like sweets, but eats bags and bags of candy when he takes long drives.

8. Mo reads really long, really boring books about history and everybody laughs at him, but he doesn't care what they say (much).

9. Did you ever see that really great movie about a pig called Babe? Mo wasn't in that movie.

10. Mo gets very bored very...

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40 pages
Interest Age: From 3


Mo Willems
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Author's Website


Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

3rd May 2012




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