About Doug Cushman
Since 1978 Doug has illustrated over 130 children’s books, thirty or so of which he wrote as well. Among his many honors he has gained a place on the New York Times Children’s Best Sellers list and on the 2003 Children’s Literature Choice list. The first book of his popular beginning reader series featuring Aunt Eater was a Reading Rainbow Book. He has received a National Cartoonist’s Society Reuben Award for Book Illustration, the 2004 Christopher Award for his book illustrations, a 2007 and 2010 Maryland Blue Crab Award and the 2009 California Young Readers Medal. He has displayed his original art in France, Romania and the USA, including the prestigious Original Art, the annual children’s book art show at the Society of Illustrators in New York City. He illustrated the best selling “Can’t Do” series, including What Dads Can’t Do and What Moms Can’t Do for Simon and Schuster. Some recent titles include Pigmares, his first book of poems, Pumpkin Time!, (written by our very own Erzsi Deak) published by Sourcebooks, Halloween Good Night and Christmas Eve Good Night which received a starred review from Kirkus. A fan of mystery novels, he enjoys cooking, traveling, eating and absorbing French culture and good wine—even designing a wine label for a Burgundy wine maker—in his new home on the Brittany coast in France.
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