American childrens book author and illustrator David Wiesner was born in Bridgewater, New Jersey on February 5, 1956. He graduated with a BFA in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design. Known for his imaginative work, Wiesner is particularly celebrated for using wordless storytelling in his picture books. His latest picture book is about two artists; it is entitled, Art & Max. Sector 7 and Free Fall are Caldecott Honor Books, while Wiesner won the prestigious Caldecott Medal for Tuesday (1992), The Three Pigs (2002), and Flotsam (2007). Wiesner is only the second person to have won this award three times.