Mo Willems. It appeared on my Twitter list of posts yesterday and it came over my blog feed of The Horn Book magazine site. But this morning when I read Why Books?--The Zena Sutherland Lecture by Mo Willems, October 21, 2011, my membership in the Mo Willems fan club elevated to the moon, the stars and beyond. Way to go Mo!
This, in my opinion, is what the relationship between authors and readers is all about. This is the rush that reading brings. This is what our souls crave; books are one of the basic food groups to sustain life.