David Small grew up in Detroit, Michigan, studied art and English at Wayne State University, and completed his graduate studies in art at Yale University.
In addition to children's books, David makes editorial drawings for such publications as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal and is a frequent contributor to many national magazines as well. David also writes book reviews for The New York Times Book Review.
Although David always dreamed of being an artist, it was not until he was in his late thirties and had several works published that he began to say, proudly, I am an artist
David and his wife, Sarah Stewart, now live in Mendon, Michigan, a town so small that you can whisper something on one side and be heard on the other.
"Small maximizes the inherent humor of the absurd situation. Hilarious, with a subtle lesson in acceptance."--(starred) School Library Journal.
"Young Imogene wakes up one morning to find she has sprouted antlers. Unflappable, Imogene takes the whole thing in stride; the same cannot be said for her mother, who faints every time her daughter comes into view....The effervescent, softly colored illustrations incorporate all the humor inherent in the tale. A laugh-aloud read-aloud."--Booklist
"A dazzling attraction." --Publishers Weekly
WINNER 1985 Reading Rainbow Feature Books WINNER 1985 Parents' Choice Award WINNER 1987 Kentucky Bluegrass Master List