Kirk, David

David Kirk grew up in the wild and boundless suburbs of Ohio, where he learned about small creatures and art. He is the creator of Miss Spider, who appears in many well-loved children’s books and even her own television series. David is also the author and illustrator of over a dozen other books for children. His latest book, My Hugging Rules, arrives this May, just in time for the Hudson Children’s Book Festival. He lives in a happy forest with his family, where they nurture and groom a variety of fluffy friends, many of whom appreciate a good hug.

3 Fun Facts

1. When I was a Cub Scout, I met astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon.
2. My big brother Daniel Kirk is also a children’s book author.
3. I have a pet hamster named Baby Ham. Her rapper name is Lil’ Chunk.