David Hyde Costello is the author and illustrator of I CAN HELP and LITTLE PIG JOINS THE BAND, as well as the Halloween book HERE THEY COME, and the illustrator of A CROW OF HIS OWN by Megan Dowd Lambert. He created the cover illustration for SHELLY AND THE SECRET UNIVERSE, a book which exists only in the Wes Anderson film Moonrise Kingdom. With a background in theater as well as visual arts, David has painted scenery for plays and several motion pictures including Amistad, Spider-man (2002), The Fighter, and The Heat. He is also a ukulele player, “self-taught through the productive use of procrastination.” David lives in Amherst, MA