David was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts and attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. While there, he began illustrating. His first book was “The RUNJUMPBUMB Book by Robert Brooks – published by Little Brown and Company, Boston. Later that same year (1971) – the first of his own stories was published. It is titled “In the Summer I Go Fishing” published by Addison-Wesley Press. In 1972, “The Bear’s Toothache” was published by the Atlantic Monthly Press. Thus began a wonderful, and all-too-brief association with Emilie McLeod, Editor Extraordinaire, who published some his favorite (of his own) stories, including “Henry Bear’s Park” and “Pig Pig Grows Up”. He has continued to write and illustrate and there are now well over 100 books with his name on them.
Surroundings has many of his books that are still in print and original illustrations from the following books. The illustrations found below this list are just a small sample of David’s work that is available. Please contact us if you would like to see illustrations from a specific book.