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Dan Yaccarino

Author of Five Little Pumpkins

53+ Works 5,388 Members 247 Reviews

About the Author

Artist and freelance illustrator Dan Yaccarino graduated from the Parsons School of Design in New York in 1987. Yaccarino's work has appeared in periodicals such as Rolling Stone, Playboy and New York magazine. AT&T, Mount Gay Rum, Gardenburger and other companies have used his images and show more illustrations in their advertising. In 1993, Yaccarino published his first children's book, Big Brother Mike, and has since written or illustrated almost twenty more children's books. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Series

Works by Dan Yaccarino

Five Little Pumpkins (1998) 1,217 copies
Unlovable (Owlet Book) (2002) 616 copies
Deep in the Jungle (2000) 338 copies
Go, Go America (2008) 209 copies
I Am a Story (2016) 205 copies
Every Friday (2007) 187 copies
Doug Unplugged (2013) 171 copies
An Octopus Followed Me Home (1997) 160 copies
If I Had a Robot (1996) 139 copies
Oswald: Bicycle for Sale (2002) 115 copies
Good Night, Mr. Night (1997) 101 copies
Oswald Makes Music (1893) 83 copies
Lawn to Lawn (2010) 71 copies
The Longest Storm (2021) 66 copies
The Birthday Fish (2005) 58 copies
Morris Mole (2017) 48 copies
The Lima Bean Monster (2001) 47 copies
So Big! (Playtime Rhymes) (2001) 39 copies
Doug Unplugs on the Farm (2014) 39 copies
Oswald (2001) 35 copies
City Under the City (2022) 27 copies
Oswald's Camping Trip (2003) 26 copies
Giant Tess (2019) 25 copies
Big Brother Mike (1993) 20 copies
The 12 Days of Christmas (2005) 16 copies
Oswald's Sleepover (2003) 15 copies
Five Little Elves (2016) 15 copies
Five Little Bunnies (2016) 15 copies
Where the Four Winds Blow (2003) 12 copies
Five Little Ducks (2005) 10 copies
Five Little Chicks (2021) 10 copies

Associated Works

Boy + Bot (2012) — Illustrator — 748 copies
Bam Bam Bam (1995) — Illustrator — 312 copies
Circle Dogs (1998) — Illustrator — 203 copies
Sammy Keyes and the Psycho Kitty Queen (2004) — Illustrator — 194 copies
Goodnight Songs (2014) — Illustrator — 181 copies
The Good Little Bad Little Pig (2002) — Illustrator, some editions — 141 copies
Little Boy with a Big Horn (1950) — Illustrator, some editions — 102 copies
Knock, Knock (2007) — Illustrator — 80 copies
The Belly Book (2011) — Illustrator — 55 copies
Cooking with Henry and Elliebelly (2010) — Illustrator — 54 copies
I Love Going Through This Book (2001) — Illustrator — 40 copies
No Nap! Yes Nap! (2014) — Illustrator — 30 copies
Away We Go! (Harper Growing Tree) (2000) — Illustrator — 28 copies
Dad (Miniature Editions) (2001) — Illustrator — 8 copies

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Common Knowledge

Birthdate
1965-05-20
Gender
male
Places of residence
New York, New York, USA

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Reviews

 
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margotlujan | 4 other reviews | Feb 15, 2024 |
I pretty much have to love this. It is the story of stories: they are ancient, they are important, they are everywhere.
 
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LibrarianDest | 11 other reviews | Jan 3, 2024 |
Independent Reading Level: k-3
Awards: New York Times 2021 Best Children's Book
 
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zactaylor | 4 other reviews | Dec 7, 2023 |
First sentence: This is Bix. In the city where Bix and her family live, the Eyes help everyone. But Bix hates being helped all the time. She likes doing things herself. Her family does not understand. But they let Bix be Bix.

Premise/plot: This one defies genres in a way. At its most basic, it is a picture book. But it is a futuristic and/or dystopian picture book with some complex topics (or messages or themes). Bix, a child, is tired of living under the watchful eyes of the EYES. Everyone is mindlessly addicted to small screens, I believe, but not Bix who is quite bored. She follows a rat--for many, many, many, many, many spreads. The rat leads her to a crack in the "perfect" world that leads down to a city under the city. This is an abandoned city with a LIBRARY. An actual library with millions of books. Bix, to be honest, has never been interested in reading before. But now these BOOKS lead to everything--knowledge, wonder, awe. After some time living in this city under the city, she decides to go back to her own world, her own family, to share what's she's learned. Once again, books are the building blocks.

My thoughts: Some are calling this a graphic novel. I'm not sure if it is. It might be. I do think it's definitely science fiction. I also agree that it isn't your typical children's book.

Freedom of choice is a big theme in this one.
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blbooks | 1 other review | Jun 12, 2023 |

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Works
53
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Members
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Popularity
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Rating
3.9
Reviews
247
ISBNs
205
Languages
4

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