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. His Bugs series has sold over 6 million copies.[1]

David A. Carter
Born (1957-03-04) March 4, 1957 (age 63)
Salt Lake City, Utah
OccupationAuthor and Illustrator
LanguageEnglish
NationalityAmerican
GenrePop-up books
Notable worksBugs series Colors series
SpouseNoelle Carter
ChildrenMolly and Emma
Website
www.popupbooks.com

CareerEdit

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 first book was How Many Bugs in a Box?. Carter often works with his wife, Noelle Carter.[2] Carter has created more than 90 books, including a guide on how to make pop-ups titled, The Elements of Pop Up.[3] He designed a hardback book of graffiti design for the British band Coldplay's 2011 album Mylo Xyloto.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Carter was born on 4 March 1957, at the L.D.S. Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.[5] He attended Utah State University. His hobbies include gardening, tennis, skiing and travelling.[6] He lives with his wife, Noelle L. Carter in Auburn, California. They have two daughters, Molly and Emma.[7][8]

WorksEdit

Written and illustratedEdit

  • What's in My Pocket?, Putnam (New York, NY), 1989.
  • Surprise Party, Grosset & Dunlap (New York, NY), 1990.
  • Snack Attack: A Tasty Pop-Up Book, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1990. (with Lynette Ruschak)
  • Playful Pandas, National Geographic Society (Washington, DC), 1991.
  • In a Dark, Dark Wood, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1991, published as In a Dark, Dark Wood: An Old Tale with a New Twist, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 2002.
  • Opposites, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1993.
  • Colors, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1993.
  • Counting, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1993.
  • I'm Shy, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1993.
  • In and Out, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1993. (with Roger Smith)
  • Says Who?, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1993.
  • The Elements of Pop-Up: A Pop-Up Book for Aspiring Paper Engineers, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1999. (with James Diaz)
  • Flapdoodle Dinosaurs: A Colorful Pop-Up Book, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 2001.
  • Who Took the Cookie from the Cookie Jar?: Fun Flaps and Pop-Up Surprises, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2002.
  • Glitter Critters: David Carter's Pop-Up Book, Piggy Toes Press (Los Angeles, CA), 2003.
  • Let's Make It Pop-Up, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 2004. (with James Diaz)
  • One Red Dot, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 2005.
  • Woof! Woof!, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 2006.
  • Blue 2, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 2006.

Bugs seriesEdit

  • How Many Bugs in a Box?, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1988.
  • More Bugs in Boxes, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1990.
  • Jingle Bugs, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1992.
  • Alpha Bugs, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1994.
  • Love Bugs, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1995.
  • Feely Bugs, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1995, published in a reduced size edition, 2005.
  • Bugs That Go Bump in the Night, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1996.
  • Bugs in Space, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1997.
  • Finger Bugs Love Bug, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1997.
  • Bugs at Play, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1997.
  • Bugs at Work, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1997.
  • Busy Bugs, Lazy Bugs, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1997.
  • Bugs on the Go, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1997.
  • Stinky Bugs, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1998.
  • Bed Bugs: A Pop-Up Bedtime Book, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1998.
  • The Twelve Bugs of Christmas: A Pop-Up Christmas Counting Book, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1999.
  • Giggle Bugs: A Lift-and-Laugh Book, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1999.
  • Easter Bugs: A Springtime Pop-Up, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 2001.
  • Chanukah Bugs: A Pop-Up Celebration, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 2002.
  • Peekaboo Bugs: A Hide-and-Seek Book, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 2002.
  • Halloween Bugs: A Trick-or-Treat Pop-Up, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 2003.
  • Beach Bugs, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 2008.
  • The Big Bug Book, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 2008.
  • School Bugs, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 2009.
  • Builder Bugs, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 2012.
  • Bugs at the Beach, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 2016.

Collaborations with Noelle CarterEdit

  • I'm a Little Mouse, Holt (New York, NY), 1990.
  • Merry Christmas, Little Mouse: A Scratch-the-Scent and Lift-the-Flap Book, Holt (New York, NY), 1993.
  • Peek-a-Boo Little Mouse: A Pat & Play Lift-the-Flap Book, Holt (New York, NY), 1993.
  • The Nutcracker: A Pop-Up Adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffman's Original Tale, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 2000.
  • Little Mouse's Christmas, Piggy Toes Press (Los Angeles, CA), 2003.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "David A. Carter: Official Publisher Page". Retrieved 2011-01-02.
  2. ^ "David A. Carter (1957-) Biography - Personal, Career, Writings, Sidelights". Retrieved 2011-01-02.
  3. ^ "Conversation with David A. Carter". Retrieved 2011-01-02.
  4. ^ https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/coldplay-announce-new-album-mylo-xyloto-97329/
  5. ^ "Authors Dave and Noelle Carter". Archived from the original on 2007-06-12. Retrieved 2011-01-02.
  6. ^ "David A. Carter (1957-) Biography - Personal, Career, Writings, Sidelights". Retrieved 2011-01-02.
  7. ^ "David A. Carter: Official Publisher Page". Retrieved 2011-01-02.
  8. ^ "Authors Dave and Noelle Carter". Archived from the original on 2007-06-12. Retrieved 2011-01-02.

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