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Dan Yacarino in the StudioChildren the world over know Dan Yaccarino from his children's books, Parent's Choice Award-winning animated TV series Oswald (Nick Jr) and Emmy-winning Willa's Wild Life (NBC and Qubo) and character designs for The Backyardigans (Nickelodeon), as well as his many illustrated toys, games, and other children's products. His bold, stylized illustrations add wit and energy to the work of such prestigious authors as Margaret Wise Brown, Jack Prelutsky, Kevin Henkes and Patricia MacLachlan in addition to his own stories.

Dan's internationally recognized art style has earned him a large following in Japan, exhibits in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Bologna, and a visit to the White House. Dan's books have been translated into many languages and have inspired ebooks, children's musicals and video adaptations. People all over the world enjoy Oswald, Dan's animated television series about the wonderfully whimsical world of a lovable octopus, which Time magazine chose as one of the top 6 shows to watch on cable. Animation Magazine hails him as "an American original."

Dan's work has been recognized with a host of prestigious awards including the Bologna Ragazzi, The New York Time 10 Best Illustrated, ALA Notable and the Parents Choice Award. Over 1.5 million of his books have been sold to date.

Dan lives with his wife and their two children in New York City and creates his quirky characters in his studio full of vintage toys.

CONTACT
» Studio 212 675 5335
» Email dan@danyaccarino.com

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Calendar

June 5, to August 17, 2014  Dan's retrospective exhibit of his work in children's books, THE FANTASTIC WORLD OF DAN YACCARINO, will be on display at the Children's Museum of Houston. Click here for details.
July 16 to 20 Dan will be giving workshops at the Southampton Children's Literature Conference. Click here for details.
July 22, 2014 Dan's picture book DOUG UNPLUGS ON THE FARM will be released.
August 5, 2014 Dan picture book NO NAP! YES NAP!  will be released.
September 6 and 7, 2014 Dan will be presenting at the 2014 SCBWI Missouri Chapter's Fall Conference. Click here for details
Aug. 23- Oct. 12, 2014 Dan's retrospective exhibit of his work in children's books, THE FANTASTIC WORLD OF DAN YACCARINO, will be on display at the Lexington Public Library in Lexington, KY. Click here for details.
September 6, 2014 Dan will be speaking at the MO chapter of the SCBWI. Click here for details.
September 8 to 10 Dan will be presenting at the World Congress of Play in San Francisco. Click here for details.
September 20, 2014 Dan will be signing his books at the Princeton Children’s Book Festival. Click here for details
September 30, 2014 Dan's middle grade novel ZORGOOCHI INTERGALACTIC PIZZA: DELIVERY OF DOOM! will be released.
April 11-July 4, 2015 Dan's retrospective exhibit of his work in children's books, THE FANTASTIC WORLD OF DAN YACCARINO, will be on display at the Greenville Art Museum in Greenville, SC. Click here for details.
April 14 to 17, 2015 Dan will be speaking and signing at the 2015 Texas Librarian Association. Click here for details.

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ARTICLES
» Read an in-depth interview with Dan on Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast
» Core 77 Interview
» Animation Magazine Interview (PDF, 340kb)
» Publisher's Weekly

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