Giant Tess (Hardcover)

By Dan Yaccarino, Dan Yaccarino (Illustrator)

HarperCollins, 9780062670274, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 2, 2019

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

“[Tess’s] self-confidence grows to match her giant heart. A fanciful story of empowerment.” Kirkus

Internationally acclaimed and bestselling author-illustrator Dan Yaccarino presents a larger than life picture book about a girl with a heart as giant as she is.

Tess has a BIG problem.

She’s a giant with an enormous wish to be like everyone else in the city of Myth-hattan. When she gives up on ever fitting in, she meets a friend just her size, and the two team up for a daring rescue. Can these misfits save the day—and the big city parade?

This reassuring and heartwarming tale will empower young readers struggling to find acceptance, and it reminds us that there’s a hero within every one of us.



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 Giant Tess

“[Tess’s] self-confidence grows to match her giant heart… A fanciful story of empowerment.”
— Kirkus Reviews

“[Yaccarino’s] posterlike graphics and obvious glee in sharing an alternate reality N.Y.C. infuse the story with goofy sweetness.”
— Publishers Weekly

“The fun is in the details of the jaunty retro-style brush, India ink, and digital illustrations.”
— Horn Book Magazine

“A satisfying tale of friendship and acceptance…Readers will root for heroine Tess and her sidekick.”
— Booklist