Dave Mottram studied Graphic Design and worked as a graphic designer which led him to pursue his passion for illustration. He’s now a full-time illustrator living in Ohio, illustrating books for Simon and Schuster, Running Press, Random House and HarperCollins. Race Car Dreams, Mighty Tug, The New Kitten, Wordy Birdy and Emergency Kittens are some of his newest picture book titles. Dave works in traditional, digital and mixed media to create a sophisticated style that is both childlike and appealing to adults.
“A fresh take on an often told but very funny story, and the shoe is a clever addition.” — Kirkus Reviews for ‘Mighty Tug / Busy Busy Harbor’
“An illustrator with a background in design, Mottram creates a likeable, animated protagonist whose moods are easy to read in his headlight eyes and wide, expressive mouth. The artwork creates a real sense of depth in its nicely composed, richly colored scenes.” — Booklist
“A sweet addition to the small but mighty subgenre, perfect for storytime and one-on-one sharing.” — School Library Journal for ‘Oy Vey! Life In A Shoe’