Children the world over know Dan Yaccarino from his childrenâ€™s books (more than a million and a half sold to date), animated TV series Oswald (Noggin) and character designs for The Backyardigans (Nickelodeon), as well as his many illustrated toys, games, and other childrenâ€™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.
Danâ€™s internationally recognized art style has earned him a large following in Japan, exhibits in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Rome, and a visit to the White House. Dan's books have been translated into many languages and have inspired audio books and video adaptations. People all over the world enjoy Oswald, Danâ€™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."
Danâ€™s work has been recognized with a host of prestigious awards including the Parents Magazine Top Toy Award, Parent's Choice Award, and Child Magazine Award.
Dan lives with his wife and their two children in New York City and creates his quirky characters in his studio high above the Hudson River, surrounded by vintage toys.
Interviews for Dan Yaccarino
Interview with Dan Yaccarino April 14, 2009
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Books:The Fantastic Undersea Life Of Jacques Cousteau, April 2009