TTLG Author/Illustrator Profiles

David A. Carter

David A. Carter

David A. Carter (born March 4, 1957) is an American author and illustrator. He is best known for his pop-up books for both children and adults.

During the late 1970s Carter worked as a graphic designer and advertising illustrator. Until 1987 he worked as an artist, a paper engineer and a book designer for a publishing house. After this he moved into his current career as an author, illustrator, and paper engineer, primarily of children's books. His debut book was How Many Bugs in a Box? Carter often works with his wife, Noelle Carter. Carter's Bugs series has sold over 6 million copies. Carter has created more than 60 books, including a guide on how to make pop-ups titled, The Elements of Pop Up.

Carter lives in Auburn, California with his wife and daughters. His hobbies include gardening, tennis, skiing, and travelling.