www Immedium

Immedium home page image

"this charming book [Sid the Squid] reads like a classic animated feature that never was...Fun, and with an inspiring message. Perfect for kids of all ages."
- Cartoon Brew
Learn more about David Derrick!
Free Newsletter


David Derrick

"If you are looking for a new author to explore in the wake of Read Across America Day, look no further than the wild world of David Derrick. His credentials lie in both the natural world and the animated one, which comes across strongly in his animal stories for children...Derrick is primarily an artist and conservationist, and this comes across heavily in his works for children. I have always been a big advocate of zoos and aquariums for putting people into direct contact with animals that they need to see, understand, and appreciate in order to protect. Derrick manages to accomplish that in stories that leap off the page. These are definitely worth exploring with your budding young adventurers."
- GeekMom

Sid the Squid

$15.95, Hardcover
36 pages, 11 x 8 inches
ISBN: 1-59702-021-3

Sid the squid wants a vocation that can best use his 10 arms. At the surface, he befriends the girl Alice. Now with her help, can Sid find the perfect job? Click here for more information.

Order your own copy, signed by the author:

Animals Don't, So I Won't!

$15.95, Hardcover
36 pages, 8.5 x 10.5 inches
ISBN: 978-1-59702-029-9

Ben is a boy who loves animals. He loves them so much that he pretends to be wild creatures! When his mother asks him to help around the house, Ben replies that animals don't have to do those things! But did Ben know that his mom can transform too? Click here for more information.

Order your own autographed copy with free limited edition postcard:

I'm the Scariest Thing in the Jungle!

$15.95, Hardcover
36 pages, 9.5 x 10 inches
ISBN: 978-1-59702-087-9

In the wilderness of India, a bengal tiger cub meets a river crocodile. Each claim they are the scariest thing in the jungle! Now the gloves are off! Place your bets! And most of all have fun! Click here for more information.

Order your own autographed copy with free limited edition postcard:

Play with your Food

$15.95, Hardcover
36 pages, 9.5 x 10 inches
ISBN: 978-1-59702-102-9,

Before the prehistoric Jurassic Era, there was the Permian Era. These creatures predated the dinosaurs...but everyone still got hungry! Now can a quick thinking lizard convince a big beast to not eat him, but play with his food instead? Click here for more information.

Order your own autographed copy with free limited edition postcard:


mama rabbit "But the crowning work by Immedium, in our humble estimation, is Sid the Squid... A whole book with pictures and illustrations of a squid?! Be still our little three-year-old hearts! Awesome book title. Loved it thoroughly.”
- Reading to Know

Animals Don't, So I Won't!
Summer Reading Recommended Books
- Upper Arlington Public Library, Ohio

"The animals and their actions are well-chosen for child appeal. Pen-and-ink drawings with watercolor wash combine realistic images with the fantasy of this parent-child game...The clever premise of this well-worked-out story [ Animals Don't, So I Won't!] is likely to appeal as much to adults as to the children they get to share it with."
- Kirkus Reviews

"Dave loves drawing, and he really loves to draw animals. This little story [I'm the Scariest Thing in the Jungle!] about a junior crocodile and tiger cub doing their best to out-boast each other is loaded with charm, done with gestural ink line and watercolor wash."
- Blackwing Diaries

"Besides the awesome illustrations, the book is written very well... Five out of five bookworms for I’m The Scariest Thing In The Jungle!"
- This Kid Reviews Books

"As an artist myself, I aspire to create illustrations as enchanting as those within the pages of David Derricks stories. I’m sure it not easy find a balance in illustration between a dinosaur looking too ferocious and overly friendly, but the art in Play with Your Food hits the mark perfectly."
- Just a Little Creativity

Get free Coloring Pages!

Download a Lesson Plan