Why Picture Books Are Important
Picture books are important because they are with us for life. They are the most important books we’ll ever read because they’re our first. No matter how many books we’ve read since, they will always have a place in our hearts. Picture books were always there and never asked anything of us other than to spend time some time together. It was a mutual relationship and a relationship that, whether we realize it or not, has shaped our lives.
– Dan Yaccarino
About Dan Yaccarino
Dan Yaccarino has written and illustrated over 40 children’s books and has exhibited his large-scale paintings and sculptures in several galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Rome. He is also the creator and producer of his own animated television series Nickelodeon’s “Oswald” as well as the Emmy Award-winning, “Willa’s Wild Life.” Dan lives and works in New York City.