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Book details
  • Genre:TRAVEL
  • SubGenre:Essays & Travelogues
  • Language:English
  • Pages:396
  • eBook ISBN:9780615879192

You Can Never Find A Rickshaw When it Monsoons

The World On One Cartoon A Day

by Mo Willems

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Overview
One graduate’s journey to find his place in the world. In 1990, before embarking on his groundbreaking children’s book career, Mo Willems packed a small bag and a sketchbook and set out to explore the world—by plan, car, boat, bus, motorcycle, and rickshaw. At the end of each day, he drew a cartoon of the one event that stuck out in his mind, from the sublime to the ridiculous. This is his sketch diary.
Description
On June 1, 1990, less than a week after graduating from college, future best-selling children’s book author Mo Willems embarked on a yearlong trip around the world. Traveling with only a notebook, pen and ink, and one change of clothes, he spent the next welve months backpacking across twenty-eight countries. Each evening, he would sit and draw a funny or touching event that had struck him that day. The cartoons feature everything from the debauchery of the running of the bulls in Spain to the Malaysian custom of burning cardboard appliances for your loved one’s afterlife – all priceless details that would never be found in an ordinary travel guide. Recently annotated by the illustrator and featuring a foreword from best-selling humor writer Dave Barry, YOU CAN NEVER FIND A RICKSHAW WHEN IT MONSOONS is a unique snapshot of an artist’s coming-of-age as he tries to understand the world around him.
About the author
Mo Willems returned from his travels to become a six-time Emmy Award winner (for his writing on Sesame Street) and a three-time Caldecott Honor recipient (for Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffie Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity). He also won two Geisel Medals and three Geisel Honors for his Elephant & Piggie books. Mo lives with his family in Massachusetts, and currently owns more than one change of clothing.
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