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Storytime On The Green
Friday, October 29th, 4:00PM
Watchung Plaza, Montclair NJ 07042

Please join the Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America at MSU and Watchung Booksellers on Friday, October 29, 4pm under the tent in Watchung Plaza in Montclair, as we present an outdoor family afternoon with children’s book author Dan Yaccarino and his newest book, “The Longest Storm.”

Dan Yaccarino will read and conduct creative activities—a perfect event for kids of MSU faculty, staff, and students.

From acclaimed author-illustrator Dan Yaccarino comes a heartwarming family story that will resonate for everyone who’s experienced the Covid-19 quarantine — or other kinds of hardship and loss.

No one knew where the strange storm came from, or why it lasted so long. The family at the center of this timely story has to hunker down together, with no going outside – and that’s hard when there’s absolutely nothing to do, and everyone’s getting on everyone else’s nerves.

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.

Children all over the world 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.