David Opie is an illustrator and author based in Hartford, CT. He has illustrated over 30 books, including educational reading books, chapter books, and picture books. In 2014, Sleeping Bear Press published Dozer's Run, a picture book that David illustrated. He illustrated There Was an Old Gator Who Swallowed a Moth, a picture book for Pelican Publishing that was released in February 2019. David's author-illustrator debut picture book, All the Birds in the World, was published by Peter Pauper Press in 2020, and it received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews and the School Library Journal. David continued the series with All the Fish in the World and All the Insects in the World. All the Mammals in the World will be released in April 2023.David earned his BFA in illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and his MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.