Big Frog Can’t Fit In. ©2009 Disney-Hyperion Press. Text and Illustrations by Mo Willems. Paper Engineering by Bruce Foster. Printing by Toppan Excel, Hong Kong.
Mo was fantastic to work with. A bit slow tho. Kidding. I would spend a week on a mechanism, send him the templates and I would receive the finished art the next morning! He did challenge me on one spread though. When the little frogs were to appear from the base on spread five, he wanted the little frog to appear out of nowhere. I told him I could do that. “How about 10?” Yikes! I did eventually work it out, but the mechanism is so complex underneath the page’s surface, that I had to create a tutorial to the printer on how to assemble it!
November 18, 2021