Logan, Utah 84322, United States
Utah State University that David Carter attended.
Coldplay's album Mylo Xyloto design made by David Carter.
(Here is the book that started the Bugs phenomenon! Inside...)
Here is the book that started the Bugs phenomenon! Inside each bright box are bugs to count from one to ten. Bugs fans will laugh and learn as they lift open the boxes and find colorful, comical bugs that pop out, run, eat -- and even swim! How Many Bugs in a Box? will keep children counting over and over again.
(Rabbit, Mouse, and other animals reveal what kinds of foo...)
Rabbit, Mouse, and other animals reveal what kinds of food they are carrying in their pockets. Movable flaps conceal the contents of the pockets.
(What kind of bugs are in the yard-long yellow box? A bunc...)
What kind of bugs are in the yard-long yellow box? A bunch of bouncing brown basketball bugs, of course. Learning one's colors was never more fun than in this ingeniously illustrated and engineered pop-up book.This sequel to How Many Bugs in a Box? will keep kids laughing as they learn their colors.
(Text, flaps, and movable illustrations present a variety ...)
Text, flaps, and movable illustrations present a variety of sea creatures, including the jellyfish, sea horse, and octopus.
(A small mouse approaches several animals who describe how...)
A small mouse approaches several animals who describe how they are different from him. Textured sections of the illustrations simulate the feel of each animal.
(Preschoolers join Little Mouse in his search for his frie...)
Preschoolers join Little Mouse in his search for his friends in a colorful lift-the-flap game of hide-and-seek that introduces youngsters to various animals, textures, colors, and vocabulary words.
(From boogie-woogie Bubble Bugs to upside-down Umbrella Bu...)
From boogie-woogie Bubble Bugs to upside-down Umbrella Bugs, this fun-filled pop, pull, and peek book makes learning the alphabet exactly eight Egg Bugs excellent.
(All kinds of bugs celebrate Easter in this book filled fr...)
All kinds of bugs celebrate Easter in this book filled from award-winner David Carter! All kinds of bugs are hiding behind colorful Easter eggs, just waiting for you to find them! (And there are lots more fun surprises, too!)
David Carter studied at Utah State University.
David Carter worked as a graphic designer and advertising illustrator during the late 1970s. 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 first book was How Many Bugs in a Box? This book is a counting lesson, with successive page spreads depicting a different type and number of insects.
After working or collaborating on several other books, Carter returned to the insect world with the 1990 title More Bugs in Boxes. In 1989 he published What’s in My Pocket? that contains a series of five animals whose heads pop up as the pages are turned. With his wife, author and illustrator Noelle Carter, Carter has also created such titles as I’m a Little Mouse, Merry Christmas Little Mouse, Peek-a-Boo Little Mouse. Carter has also collaborated with several other authors of books for beginning readers, such as Mary Serfozo in then-1996 creation There’s a Square, and Peter Seymour, with whom Carter has worked for several years. In 2011 Carter designed a hardback book of graffiti design for the British band Coldplay's album Mylo Xyloto.
(All kinds of bugs celebrate Easter in this book filled fr...)2001
(Preschoolers join Little Mouse in his search for his frie...)1993
(From boogie-woogie Bubble Bugs to upside-down Umbrella Bu...)1994
(Text, flaps, and movable illustrations present a variety ...)1990
(Here is the book that started the Bugs phenomenon! Inside...)1988
(What kind of bugs are in the yard-long yellow box? A bunc...)1990
(Rabbit, Mouse, and other animals reveal what kinds of foo...)1989
(A small mouse approaches several animals who describe how...)1990
One of the things that David Carter likes most about pop-up books is that a child who may not be reading yet can interact, or play, with the book. He is hoping that this will draw the young reader into the book and hopefully into reading in general.
"In the beginning of my career as an author, illustrator, and paper engineer, I honestly did not give much thought to why I created my books. They just happened, they were a compilation of many influences. I have always been an artist. I have always been very stimulated by visual images. To this day the first thing I do when I pick up any book, including a novel, is looking for pictures".
"A few years ago I received an e-mail from a student of children’s literature. She asked a couple of questions about my work, and one, in particular, got me to thinking. She asked me to describe an average day in the life of an eight-year-old David Carter. My answer was simple. I would play outside all day spending hours on end in the fields around my home, lifting up rocks and boards in search of bugs. It was always very exciting to lift up the rocks because I never knew what I would find. I actually started to chuckle at this answer. Lifting something to find a bug was one of my greatest thrills as a child and that is exactly what I had created, unconsciously, in How Many Bugs in a Box?"
"My goal in creating a book is to engage this natural curiosity, to entertain with surprise and silliness and whenever possible to educate, because for me the end result of curiosity is learning".
David Carter married Noelle L. Carter on August 10, 1985. They have two daughters, Molly and Emma.