Born: February 5, 1956
Excellent Books: Art & Max, Tuesday, and several others. David has won many awards for his books and illustrations, including three Caldecotts.
From His Life: David has always loved to draw. As a child, he also enjoyed reading comic books and watching old movies. As an adult, he especially likes telling stories with images.
Advice for Aspiring Writers: You know what matters. In an interview with Philadelphia Stories, David said, "Do the work that is really personal, that interests you — not what you think others want, or what the market wants. The truly personal work is what will probably resonate most."