I Am a Story
I AM A STORY is an ode to stories of all kinds. Using his well-honed simple yet very effective art style, acclaimed author/illustrator Dan Yaccarino takes the reader on a journey through time from when stories were told by cave people sitting around a campfire, to modern times. This story explains how other stories had emotional impact, and changed people’s lives.
A meta-story that tells the tale of all other stories is a unique and clever concept. The appeal of a story about the timeless nature of storytelling may be more compelling for adults than young readers, as there is no character development, no goal, no plot tension, and no dialog. That said, the text is compact and the artwork is vivid and well-suited to the narrative. The story ends with the powerful statement that stories will live forever. Because as long as there are people, there will be stories.
Dan Yaccarino • Dan Yaccarino, Illustrator