Dan Yaccarino

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Birthday
20, 1965
Birthplace
New Jersey
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
20, 1965 (age 53)
Birthplace
New Jersey

About

Known for such acclaimed children's books as Unlovable, Every Friday, and All the Way To America: The Story of A Big Italian Family and A Little Shovel, this artist and writer also had a career as a television writer and producer, working on such animated series as Oswald, Mr. Pig & Mr. Duck, and Willa's Wild Life.

Before Fame

His earliest children's books include Trashy Town and Goodnight, Mr. Night.

Trivia

He created the characters for a popular Nickelodeon children's program called The Backyardigans.

Family Life

Born in Montclair, New Jersey, he later settled in New York City with his wife and two children.

Associated With

One of his children's books, The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau, tells the story of the famous French explorer, oceanographer, and documentary filmmaker.