hotTEAs of Children’s Literature: Dan Yaccarino

Dan Yaccarino is an internationally acclaimed artist, author, and producer who has created over 50 children’s books as well as his own animated television series. He has garnered many prestigious awards as well as an invitation to the White House to read his books.

 

☕ CUPPA OF CHOICE: I usually drink a cup of Earl Grey or English Breakfast tea. I quit coffee about 2 years ago. I promise not to prosthelytize about the evils of caffeine.

☕ HOT OFF THE PRESSES: Five Little Bunnies, written by Tish Rabe (HarperFestival, January 2016) Zorgoochi Intergalactic Pizza: Delivery of Doom (Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan, 2014); Doug Unplugged (Knopf, 2013).  Forthcoming: Class Pet Squad: Journey to the Center of Town (Feiwel & Friends, June 2016) three board books in the Happyland Series: Birthday Cake, Big Berry, Rainy Day (Workman, August 2016); I Am A Story (HarperCollins, October 2016).

☕ FAVE FOODIE CHILDREN’S BOOK: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett and Ron Barrett (Atheneum, 1982). I always loved reading that book to my kids. I’m kind of a foodie, but not the fancy type. I travel a lot and wherever I go, I try to seek out the hole in the wall place that only the locals go to have that one particular item that is unique to that area.

☕ Visit Dan Yaccarino’s Official Website and YouTube Channel

☕ ☕ JUST ONE MORE SIP: Book trailers for Zorgoochi Intergalactic Pizza: Delivery of Doom + Doug Unplugged

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☕ ☕ ☕ CAN’T GET ENOUGH: More about Dan’s books!

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☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ STILL THIRSTY!!: Check out Mr. Cornelius’s favorite episode from Dan’s Emmy-winning animated series, Willa’s Wild Life, “Unbearable Bear”!

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8 thoughts on “hotTEAs of Children’s Literature: Dan Yaccarino

  1. I love Dan’s illustrations! And isn’t great to have “the best job in the world”? Loved the videos too. Although I will never give up my coffee, I too like breakfast tea.

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    1. Dan’s amazing, and it certainly must be wonderful to have the best job in the world — (and his talent, enthusiasm, energy, and positivity help make it so)!🙂

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  2. Wow, talk about needing to watch the “quiet ones.” This illustrator has been chugging steadily along for years and it’s fun to see a compendium of his most recent awesomeness here. DOUG UNPLUGGED is such a fun booktrailer and looks like it’s going to be an amazing book. Also, if pizza is delivered intergalactically, I’m so IN if we’re heading to Mars…

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    1. He does have a lot of energy — I suspect there is something ELSE he’s consuming but not telling us that is the secret to his amazing creativity.:)

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