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  • Roxbury, CT
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Nancy Tafuri is probably best known as the creator of Have You Seen My Duckling?, a 1985 Caldecott Honor Book described by Parent’s Choice as “beautifully precise yet emotionally affecting.” Trained as a graphic designer, Tafuri has authored more than 45 books over 30 years for the very young.

When Tafuri first attempted picture book illustration in the late 1970’s picture books were aimed at five-, six-, and seven-year-olds. Tafuri’s images were considered “too graphic” for children that age. “The pictures are too big,” she was told over and over about the large, colorful shapes she drew. Finally, Tafuri’s talent was recognized and tapped at Greenwillow Books, Harper Collins Publishers.
Since then she has had the opportunity to work with Scholastic Press, Scholastic Inc., Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division and most recently Little, Brown Books For Young Readers, Little, Brown and Company.
My Books..
HAVE YOU SEEN MY DUCKLING?
I LOVE YOU, LITTLE ONE
BLUE GOOSE
THE BUSY LITTLE SQUIRREL
FIVE LITTLE CHICKS
SPOTS, FEATHERS & CURLY TAILS
WHOSE CHICK ARE YOU?
THIS IS THE FARMER
WHAT THE SUN SEES, WHAT THE MOON SEES
SILLY LITTLE GOOSE
THE BRASS RING
MAMA'S LITTLE BEARS
WILL YOU BE MY FRIEND?
My Website
http://www.nancytafuri.com
Are You a Speaker?
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At 4:35pm on May 18, 2011, Donna Marie Merritt said…
Thank you, Nancy!
At 1:37pm on May 18, 2011, Donna Marie Merritt said…
Hello, Nancy! Nice to see you here. :)
At 1:31pm on May 18, 2011, Peggy Gaffney said…
Welcome Nancy. Hope to see you at a CAPA meeting.
 
 
 

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