Dan Bar-el

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Dan Bar-el is an award-winning children’s author, educator and storyteller. His writing includes chapter books, picture books and graphic novels.

For the past twenty-five years, Dan has been working with children ages 3 to 13. He’s been a school age childcare provider, a preschool teacher, a creative drama and a creative writing teacher. He’s developed a multitude of creative activities for children including movie making and a radio show involving school-age childcare centres across Vancouver. As a preschool teacher, Dan created Stories in Our Own Words, a program for 3 & 4 year olds based on the ideas of famed educator and author, Vivian Gussin Paley that fostered the development of the children’s own stories by recording them and the
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A Happy New Year to all readers who have come across this post, either intentionally or otherwise.

I'd like to give notice that I will have a new picture book out in April and a new graphic novel out in July.

It's Great Being a Dad (illustrated by Gina Perry and published by Tundra Books) is a funny picture book story that celebrates imaginary play and invites Dads (and all adults) to join in on... Read more of this blog post »
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It's Great Being a Dad by Dan Bar-el
"Funny, clever, imaginative with adorable illustrations. "
It's Great Being a Dad by Dan Bar-el
"Mythical creatures causing problems? A dad with a great imagination to the rescue. What more could a kid want?"
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"This book had me literally LOLing! Bar-el's text about the pitfalls of being specific magical creatures were hysterical, and Perry's illustrations perfectly conveyed these magical mishaps! "
It's Great Being a Dad by Dan Bar-el
"Things are not quite what they seem...this one had my three year old and I giggling. A clever read-aloud kids and their adults will enjoy. The voices are pitch perfect. And Perry's illustrations bring detail and life to the story. Expect to read a..." Read more of this review »
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“How can you describe anyone, really? The inside and outside can be so different.”
Dan Bar-el, Audrey

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