Author Ed Shankman and illustrator Dave O'Neill began creating their award-winning children's books in New England, with stories on Boston, Cape Cod, Maine, and Vermont. In 2011 they turned their attention to New Orleans and in 2013 to the state of Florida. Their latest book, When a Lobster Buys a Bathrobe, does not happen in just one place, but wherever lobsters are found and that’s almost everywhere Shankman & O’Neill have traveled before...and beyond! With its bouncing rhymes and colorful illustrations, everyone will love reading this charming story again and again!
About the Author
Ed Shankman was born in the Bronx, New York, and lives today in Verona, New Jersey. As a creative director in the advertising industry, he has directed creative efforts for some of the world's best-known companies. Beyond the office, he has always spent his time chasing creative inspiration as a writer, guitar player, and painter. With illustrator Dave O'Neill, he has created nine winning children's titles for Commonwealth Editions, an imprint of Applewood Books.
Dave O'Neill is an Illustrator and Art Director. Throughout the years, Dave has worked with several advertising and marketing agencies as a graphic designer for children's brands.He also moonlights with an improv comedy troupe and designs toys in his spare time. More of Dave's workcan be found on his art blog, at oneilldave.blogspot.com. Dave has a pet Seagull named Sully. Or does he? (he doesn't) Does he? Today, Dave is a husband to a cool girl and a father to a cool, smaller girl.