Dan Krall is a children’s book author who just put out a new book called “The Great Lollipop Caper”. Its a wonderful story about a caper whose jealous of children’s love of Lollipops. I had a chance to read it a week or so ago, and had a great time reading it to my nephews and niece. The illustrations have a fun cartoony style to them , and the colorful backgrounds remind me of an animated show,(which is no surprise, Dan’s been an art director, and designer on many animated shows including, Samurai Jack, Chowder, Powerpuff Girls,Dexter’s Laboratory, and Foster’s Imaginary friends.. and continues to work in feature animation doing storyboards at Dreamworks) Its fun romp to see what lengths this Caper goes to get the love of children who love Lollipops.
Here’s the book trailer, and its done in stop motion! , and I believe its done by the Screen Novelties guys, who’ve done a number of commercial projects for Cartoon Network. Dan has written and illustrated several other books, and this one is definitely one to pick up. A caper jealous of A Lollipop, and looking for love in all the wrong places, yes even capers need love, and Dan Krall has that story you need to read!
An added bonus..Here’s a Q & A on Writing and Illustrating Children’s Books with James Burks, Dan Santat, and Dan Krall!
To read more about Dan Krall and who he is go here