David Parkins
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David Parkins is the illustrator of I Always, ALWAYS Get My Way, That Cat Can't Stay, and
Pterodactyl Show and Tell, all written by Thad Krasnesky.

David has been an illustrator since he left art college in 1978.  He spent several years at the
beginning of his career producing textbook illustrations for educational publishers. He also works for
the publishers of the British children's comic book, “The Beano,” an institution in the UK. Until
recently, David drew their main character, Dennis the Menace (not to be confused with the
American character of the same name, although they are almost exact contemporaries), and he still
draws the odd strip now and again. In addition, David has done political cartoons and editorial
illustrations for The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, Nature, and the Times Educational Supplement.
At last count, David had illustrated 17 picture books, 43 chapter books, 20 poetry anthologies, and
covers for 10 other books.

David recently moved from Lincoln, England, to Lansdowne in Ontario, Canada, where he lives
with his wife and daughter, and their cats, Beezer, Henry, and Mo. You can read more about David
and see some of his artwork on his
personal website.
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