Dan Yaccarino is the internationally acclaimed author and illustrator of more than 50 books for children, most notably Doug Unplugged, Unlovable, The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau, and Every Friday. Yaccarino’s work in children’s literature has been adapted into foreign editions, stage productions, and toys. Yaccarino created and produced the animated series Doug Unplugs, Oswald, and Willa’s Wild Life. He is also the designer behind the animated series The Backyardigans. Yaccarino’s work has been recognized with many prestigious awards, including the Bologna Ragazzi Award, the New York Times 10 Best Illustrated, ALA Notable, and the Parents’ Choice Award. More than 2.5 million of his books have been sold to date.