The Fantastic World of Dan Yaccarino


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This traveling exhibition features over 75 pieces of original artwork for children’s books by author/illustrator Dan Yaccarino, an award-winning artist whose work has been featured in magazines, ad campaigns and animation worldwide. Known for his distinctly retro-style of illustration, Yaccarino has written/illustrated over 30 children’s books including Unlovable, The Fantastic Undersea Life Of Jacques Cousteau, Five Little Pumpkins and All The Way To America . Yaccarino’s bold, stylized and vibrant illustrations also add wit and energy to the work of such prestigious authors as Margaret Wise Brown, Jack Prelutsky , Kevin Henkes and Patricia MacLachlan Yaccarino has also enthralled children and parents, alike, through his Parent’s Choice Award-winning animated TV series Oswald (Nick Jr), about the wonderfully whimsical world of the lovable blue octopus. His creative influence for the Emmy-winning Willa’s Wild Life (NBC and Qubo) and character designs for The Backyardigans (Nick Jr) have also been highly acclaimed. Yaccarino’s work has graced the pages of countless publications, including The New York Times , Rolling Stone and Time magazine. Yaccarino’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. His work has been recognized with a host of awards including the prestigious Bologna Ragazzi , The New York Times 10 Best Illustrated, ALA Notable and the Parents Choice Award. The Fantastic World of Dan Yaccarino is organized and toured by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, Abiline, Texas. Gallery Admission is FREE Gallery Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 1:00-5:00 p.m.