Photos: Jackson Street School welcomes Mo Willems 

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  • Jacskon Street School second grader Isabella Sanchez hugs her complimentary copy of "I'm a Frog!" by author Mo Willems, left, after he read aloud from a couple of the Elephant Gerald and Piggie series books. At right is classmate Kobi Maitinsky. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Author Mo Willems introduces himself to Jackson Street School second graders to start his presentation and book reading in the school's John M. Buteau Library on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

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Published: 2/1/2020 2:20:36 PM

NORTHAMPTON – Local author and illustrator Mo Willems delighted second graders at Jackson Street School on Friday with a humorous presentation about his work, his process and his next project interspersed with readings from two books in his “Elephant Gerald and Piggie” series. He then took several questions from the students – written in advance – before leading a book cart parade around the school’s John M. Buteau Library. Afterward each child got to take home a complimentary copy selected from the series.

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