is the author and illustrator of many highly praised books for children—such as Too Many Toys
, Alice the Fairy
, No, David!
, and David Goes to School
Born in Washington, D.C., he grew up in Spokane, Washington. He graduated from the Art centre College of Design in Pasadena, California, with a fine arts degree, and then moved to New York City. His editorial illustrations have appeared in The New York Times
, and Rolling Stone
, and his artwork has appeared on numerous book jackets. Shannon is a passionate baseball fan and softball player. He and his wife now live in Los Angeles.