Creative Playdate Episode 17: Interview with Dan Santat

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I am very pleased to have children's book illustrator and author, Dan Santat on the show. We talk about his career and the effect that winning the Caldecott Medal has had on the way he approaches his work and his place in the children's book industry.


Dan has a pretty laid-back attitude about parenting and truly feels there is never a right time to have kids; you just have to do it and work it out as you go along. He's also no stranger to being a workaholic and he talks about how he was forced to relax.

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Dan also has a new book out with author Minh Le called Drawn Together. You should definitely check this one out.

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