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Dan Yaccarino speaks about his books, television series and career at schools, literary conferences, libraries and book festivals across the country.

For Schools and Libraries: In-Person Visits

To inquire about appearances, please visit https://www.lonnilanemarketing.com/contact or email lonnilanemarketing@gmail.com.

Please note, Dan signs copies of his books only.

Author and Illustrator Dan Yaccarino!
For K to 6th Grade
Through childhood drawings and photos, illustration and animation, this inspiring presentation connects the dots from Dan’s childhood to a 25-year career in children’s publishing, television and character design, showing kids that if they work hard enough, they can achieve anything!

Doug Unplugs!
For grades 1 to 5.
Digital technology is part of everyone's lives, especially kids. Dan presents the benefits of balancing technology and real life experiences through his AppleTV animated series and most popular picture book, DOUG UNPLUGGED. Dan delves into the preliminary materials used to create the book to animation, as well as its timely message of unplugging.

Q & A With Dan Yaccarino
For K to 6th Grade
Dan will visit with small groups of students over a 45-minute period answering any questions they may have about his work. 

For Conferences

Dan speaks to adults about his career and work at a variety of professional conferences and book festivals. He has read his books at the White House and has been a keynote speaker, presenter as well as a panelist at national book and children’s literacy conferences around the country.

For more details, please contact Dan Yaccarino

By meeting challenges and opportunities with the simple 3-letter word, YES, Dan has enjoyed a successful 25-year career as a children’s book author/illustrator, television creator/producer, commercial illustrator and public speaker. In this funny, yet inspiring presentation, Dan shows through slides and animation how he was able to reach the next level of his career by saying YES!

From Inspiration to Publication: The Essentials of A Picture Book Dummy
A picture book isn’t just drawings depicting text, but images and words uniquely intertwined to create a story. This presentation teaches the fundamentals of picture books, from format, character development to basic storytelling.

What A Character!
How do you create a memorable children’s book character? Go behind the scenes with picture book author and illustrator  (Unlovable, Doug Unplugged, etc.) and TV producer Dan Yaccarino (The Backyardigans, Oswald, Willa’s Wild Life) to see how he creates his unforgettable picture book and TV characters. He also shares tips on how to strengthen an existing character or how to create a character from scratch.

Dan Yaccarino

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Click here - JPG, 6.5 MB.

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