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About David Toht
I've earned my living editing magazines and books about home repair and remodeling. They involved the enjoyable challenge of putting something across using text and images--hopefully in an attractive and compelling way. In the course of working on more than 60 books and countless magazine issues, I did some illustrations and enjoyed the process.
The Goose that Fell from the Sky is my first picture storybook. It stems from bedtime stories I told our kids--Adam, Betony, and Ben. My influences? Robert McCloskey, Ernest Shepard, James Thurber, Graham Oakley, Raymond Briggs, Jean-Jacques Sempé, Walt Kelly, Norman Rockwell are just a few of the illustrators--some are writers too--that I admire.
My wife, Rebecca, and I live in Minnesota with a dog, cat, three chickens, and plenty of squirrels stealing from the bird feeder.
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