I Am a Story (Hardcover)

By Dan Yaccarino, Dan Yaccarino (Illustrator)

HarperCollins, 9780062411068, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 6, 2016

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

Internationally acclaimed author-illustrator Dan Yaccarino presents a powerful picture book that celebrates storytelling—from the past to the present and beyond.

From cave drawings to the invention of the printing press to our digital age, discover how a story has been told in many different ways from the past to today. It’s always been around, making us happy, sad, excited, or scared and bringing people together.

With simple text and delightful illustrations, Dan Yaccarino reminds us of the power of story.

A Junior Library Guild Selection and a Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2016!

 



About the Author

Dan Yaccarino is an internationally acclaimed author-illustrator with more than thirty children’s books to his credit, including I Am a Story, Five Little Pumpkins, Five Little Bunnies, Trashy Town, and Giant Tess. He also created and produced Nickelodeon’s Oswald and is the character designer behind The Backyardigans. You can visit him at www.yaccarinostudio.com.



Dan Yaccarino is an internationally acclaimed author-illustrator with more than thirty children’s books to his credit, including I Am a Story, Five Little Pumpkins, Five Little Bunnies, Trashy Town, and Giant Tess. He also created and produced Nickelodeon’s Oswald and is the character designer behind The Backyardigans. You can visit him at www.yaccarinostudio.com.



Praise For I Am a Story

“Yaccarino’s global scope, as well as a contemporary campfire scene that brings the book full circle, cements the idea that the stories we share are a profound source of human connection.”
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Yaccarino gives voice to the many ways that humans have preserved, shared, and recorded their history through words and images…a good introduction to stories, books, and reading.”
— Kirkus Reviews

“A simply told but powerful celebration of the importance of story as well as a jumping-off point for more in-depth study of communication through history. An excellent choice for classroom discussions.”
— School Library Journal

“[Yaccarino’s] bold, colorful spreads are not only vivacious in nature and supplement his terrific, artful text, they also emphasize how stories have transformed over time...An inspirational tale of the power of language, in all its forms.”
— Booklist Online