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LEGO® Education Collaborates with Award-Winning Author Mo Willems to Bring the Pigeon Series to Life

Willems' popular Pigeon series of books will be the source of inspiration using LEGO Education StoryStarter to encourage creativity among educators and students in reading and writing

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SAN DIEGO -- February 03, 2014 -- Today, LEGO Education announced collaboration with Mo Willems, the popular and award-winning author of the Pigeon series of books to help inspire today's educators and students in reading and writing. Willems' has written six Pigeon books, plus two board books and the activity book with the most recent, The Pigeon Needs a Bath!; set to be released April 1, 2014.

There are several ways educators can participate to win a two-foot LEGO pigeon build for their school:

Prizes: At the end of the year, the votes will be tallied from both events and the classrooms and the educator that has the most votes will win the grand prize:

Mo Willems' works in children's books, animation, television, theater, and bubble gum card painting have garnered him 3 Caldecott Honors, 2 Geisel Medals, 6 Emmy Awards, 4 Geisel Honors, a Helen Hayes nomination, and multiple bubble gum cards. He is best known for his characters Knuffle Bunny, The Pigeon, and Elephant and Piggie. He is worst known for his characters in Sheep in the Big City and The Off-Beats. More information about Willems' past, present and future can be gleaned at www.mowillems.com

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About LEGO Education

Since 1980, LEGO Education (www.LEGOeducation.us) has delivered hands-on, curriculum-based resources for teachers and students worldwide. LEGO Education believes a hands-on, minds-on approach helps students actively take ownership of the learning process and develop 21st-century skills such as creative thinking and problem solving through real-life, engaging experiences.

LEGO and the LEGO logo are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2014 The LEGO Group.

Submitted by News on Tue, 2014-02-04 14:43

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