Author & Illustrator

David Small

http://www.davidsmallbooks.com

Biography

David Small was born and raised in Detroit. In school he became known as “the kid who could draw good,” but David never considered a career in art because it was so easy for him. At 21, after many years of writing plays, David took the advice of a friend who informed him that the doodles he made on the telephone pad were better than anything he had ever written. He switched his major to Art and never looked back. After getting his MFA at the Yale Graduate School of Art, David taught art for many years on the college level, ran a film series, and made satirical sketches for campus newspapers. Approaching tenure, he wrote and illustrated a picture book, Eulalie and the Hopping Head, which he took to New York, pounding the pavements and collecting rejections for a month in the dead of winter. Eulalie was published in 1981. Although tenure at the college did not follow, many more picture books did, as well as extensive work for national magazines and newspapers. His drawings appeared regularly in The New Yorker and The New York Times. A learn-as-you-go illustrator, David’s books have been translated into several languages, made into animated films and musicals, and have won many of the top awards accorded to illustration, including the 1997 Caldecott Honor and The Christopher Medal for The Gardener written by his wife, Sarah Stewart, and the 2001 Caldecott Medal for So, You Want To Be President? by Judith St. George. “At the Caldecott ceremony in San Francisco,” said David, “facing that veritable sea of smiling faces — of librarians, of friends in publishing, of my family and other well-wishers — I was so overcome that I lost my voice and croaked my way through the speech. Having been turned from a frog into a prince by the American Library Association, before their eyes that night, I turned back into a frog.” (Bio via davidsmallbooks.com)

Cat's Very Good Day
Long Road to the Circus
Imogene Comes Back!
This Book of Mine
When Dinosaurs Came with Everything
The Christmas Crocodile
Bloom
Catch That Cookie!
One Cool Friend
The Underneath

Most Popular David Small Books

    picture • 40 Pages
    The Gardener
    Sarah Stewart, David Small
    picture • 40 Pages
    The Library
    Sarah Stewart, David Small
    picture • 56 Pages
    So You Want to be President?
    Judith St. George, David Small
    picture • 40 Pages
    Bloom
    Doreen Cronin, David Small
    picture • 32 Pages
    One Cool Friend
    Toni Buzzeo, David Small
    picture • 40 Pages
    When Dinosaurs Came with Everything
    Elise Broach, David Small

Book Stats

3
Authored
15
Illustrated
12
Collaborators

All David Small Books

Hardcover
$18.99$17.97
chapter • 256 Pages
Long Road to the Circus
5.5
Hardcover
$16.99$15.97
picture • 40 Pages
Imogene Comes Back!
Hardcover
$17.99$16.73
picture • 32 Pages
This Book of Mine
Hardcover
$17.99$16.73
picture • 40 Pages
When Dinosaurs Came with Everything
5.0
Paperback
$7.99$8.58
picture • 40 Pages
The Christmas Crocodile
4.3
Hardcover
$17.99$16.97
picture • 40 Pages
Bloom
Hardcover
$17.99$16.97
picture • 32 Pages
Catch That Cookie!
5.8
Hardcover
$17.99$16.97
picture • 32 Pages
One Cool Friend
4.8
Hardcover
$17.99$17.97
chapter • 320 Pages
The Underneath
Hardcover
$17.99$16.73
picture • 40 Pages
The Gardener
5.8
Paperback
$8.99$8.58
picture • 48 Pages
Once Upon a Banana
4.3
Hardcover
$19.99$18.59
picture • 56 Pages
So You Want to be President?
4.3
Hardcover
$17.99$17.97
chapter • 56 Pages
So You Want to Be an Inventor?
Series
Hardcover
$16.99$15.97
picture • 40 Pages
The Library
4.8
Hardcover
$18.99$17.66
picture • 32 Pages
Petey's Bedtime Story
Physical book
$15.00$14.25
picture • 32 Pages
Imogene's Antlers
Paperback
$7.99$7.43

Collaborators

Sarah Stewart
Judith St. George
Doreen Cronin
Toni Buzzeo
Elise Broach
Bonny Becker
Betsy Bird
Beverly Cleary
Holly M. McGhee (a.k.a. Hallie Durand)
Kathi Appelt
Kristen Tracy
Jennifer Armstrong

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