INTERVIEW WEEK: Mo Willems & Mother Reader — together again

It’s interview week here at Cybils, and we’re bringing you the best Q&A tidbits from around our cozy corner of the blogosphere.

Portrait_2
What more fabulous way to start off than revisiting the great romance of MotherReader and Mo Willems? Though we could probably shorten that to just Mo’ R and Mo W by now. She’s been practically cyberstalking the kidlit uber-celebrity (and fiction picture book finalist) since way back, and it’s likely only her smart-alecky humor–and wry humility–has kept her out of jail so far.

She’s even indexed her posts on him.

Mo’ R was first to nab a reaction after Knuffle Bunny Too won two medals from the American Library Association–a lovely Caldecott honor and a Carnegie Medal (descriptions here).

In her short, sweet post, Mo’ R gets right to the point:

In dashing off a note of congratulations to Mo, I slipped in that I might want to ask a few questions. Gracious man that he is โ€” and wise as well โ€” he shared some thoughts about the awards.

[Mo’ R]: When did you get the call and what did you say? And then when did you get the second call and what did you say?

[Mo W]: I canโ€™t really recall. Letโ€™s assume I was witty and clever and charming and modest and kind and thoughtful and erudite with clear diction on one call and a dumb jackass on the other, shall we?

Read the rest here.