Yaccarino Studio
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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.

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November 3, 2016 Dan will be presenting at the Hawes School in Ridgewood, NJ.
November 12 2016 Join Dan at THE ERIC CARLE MUSEUM in Amherst, MA for a storytime event for I AM A STORY. Click here for details.
November 17 2016 Dan will be presenting to the John F Kennedy Elementary School in Great Neck, NY.
January 12 2017 Dan will be presenting to the Chatterton School in Merrick, NY.
January 18 2017 Dan will be presenting to the Vanderbilt Elementary School in Dix Hills, NY.
January 24 2017 Dan will be presenting to the Lincoln-Hubbard School in Summit, NJ.
March 22 2017 Dan will be presenting to the Ramaz Lower School in New York City.
April 6 2017 Dan will be presenting to the Alfred Vail Elementary in Morristown, NJ.
Sept. 10, 2016-Jan. 29, 2017 Dan's retrospective exhibit of his work in children's books, THE FANTASTIC WORLD OF DAN YACCARINO, will be on display at the Irving Arts Center- Irving, TX.

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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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