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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), 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. In addition to his own stories, Dan's bold, stylized illustrations add wit and energy to the work of such distinguished authors as Margaret Wise Brown, Jack Prelutsky, and Kevin Henkes.

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. He is also a contributing children's book reviewer for the New York Times.

Dan's books have been translated into many languages and have inspired animated series, toys, ebooks, children's musicals, and video adaptations. People all over the world enjoy Oswald, Dan's animated 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 Times 10 Best Illustrated, ALA Notable, and the Parents Choice Award. Over 2.5 million of his books have been sold to date.

Dan lives in New York City and creates his quirky characters and stories in his studio full of vintage toys.

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OCTOBER 23, 2017 Dan will be presenting to the Polk Street School in Franklin Square, NY.
FEBRUARY 1, 2018 Dan will be presenting to Strawtown Elementary West Nyack, NY.
FEBRUARY 5 7, 2018 Dan will be presenting to New Albany Elementary schools in New Albany, OH.
FEBRUARY 15, 2018 Dan will be presenting to Vancourtlandville Elementary in Westchester, NY.
MARCH 14, 2018 Dan will be presenting to the Colonial Road School in Franklin Lakes, NJ.
MARCH 22, 2018 Dan will be presenting to the Cantiague Elementary School in Jerico, NY.
APRIL 6, 2018 Dan will be presenting to Holland Hall Primary in Tulsa, OK.
OCTOBER 26, 2018 Dan will be participating in the 42nd Keene State College Children's Literature Festival in Keene, NH. Click here for details.

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» 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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