Miss Jill and Square Books Jr. are pleased to welcome author-illustrator Don Yaccarino for a special storytime takeover celebrating his picture book The Longest Storm a heartwarming family story that will resonate for everyone who's experienced the Covid-19 quarantine -- or other kinds of hardship and loss.
Tune in Wednesday, September 8th at 10:00 am CT on Facebook Live. **scroll all the way to the bottom of this page to access the worksheets for the drawing activity Don will be presenting.
This classic in the making will lift hearts with its optimistic vision of a family figuring out how to love and support one another -- even when their everyday world is shrunk beyond recognition.
★"At once timely and timeless...." -- School Library Journal, STARRED
★A new classic. -- Booklist, STARRED
★Splendid.... ....Resonant and reassuring." -- Kirkus Reviews, STARRED
★An emotionally nuanced, authentic picture book that simultaneously hints at and avoids mention of recent events. Conveying instantly recognizable sadness and stresses, it clearly shows how connection and resilience can prevail in the face of any storm." -- Publishers Weekly, STARRED
About the Author
Children the world over know Dan Yaccarino from his children's books, Parent's Choice Award-winning animated TV series Oswald (Nick Jr), Emmy-winning Willa's Wild Life (NBC and Qubo), and character designs for The Backyardigans (Nickelodeon), as well as his many illustrated toys, games, and other children's products. In addition to his own stories, Dan's bold, stylized illustrations add wit and energy to the work of such distinguished authors as Margaret Wise Brown, Jack Prelutsky, and Kevin Henkes. Dan's internationally recognized art style has earned him a large following in Japan, exhibits in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Bologna, and a visit to the White House. He is also a contributing children's book reviewer for the New York Times.Dan's books have been translated into many languages and have inspired animated series, toys, ebooks, children's musicals, and video adaptations. People all over the world enjoy Oswald, Dan's animated series about the wonderfully whimsical world of a lovable octopus, which Time magazine chose as one of the top 6 shows to watch on cable.Animation Magazine hails him as an American original. Dan's work has been recognized with a host of prestigious awards including the Bologna Ragazzi, The New York Times 10 Best Illustrated, ALA Notable, and the Parents Choice Award. Over 2.5 million of his books have been sold to date.