My next book involves Mudskipper and Trout investigating "what makes a fish a fish." It's currently available for preorder, and it's scheduled to be released August 15.

Kirkus called it "a broad and engaging introduction to the largest vertebrate group." Read the starred review.

Click here to read the American Library Association's Booklist starred review.

Click here to see some of the art.


This image, based on the art from "All the Fish in the World," is now available as a 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle! The puzzle measures 28 x 20 inches, and comes with a full-sized poster.

Click here to order.


My author-illustrator debut,
"All the Birds in the World"

Read the Booklist starred review.

Read the Kirkus starred review.

Read the School Library Journal review.

Read the Publishers Weekly review.

Read the starred review on Shelf-Awareness.

See art from the book by clicking here.

Check out my interview with Elizabeth Dulemba about the book.

Read this starred review from the website Imagination Soup.

Read this review included with a bunch of beautiful bird books.

Blog post about my artistic process.

Read my guest post for the Nerdy Book Club.


The 1,000 piece "All the Birds" jigsaw puzzle is now in stock! The box features thick puzzle pieces, a non-glare linen surface texture, and a 28 x 20 inch poster. It's a challenging puzzle!

Click here to order the puzzle from Peter Pauper Press. is the official website for David Opie Illustration | all illustrations copyright © David Opie | David Opie is based in Norwalk, CT