On this day, February 13, 1932, author and illustrator Simms Taback was born in The Bronx, New York. Taback studied at the Cooper Union in New York and served in the U. S. Army. He was a designer for CBS Records and for The New York Times. He designed the first Happy Meal Box for McDonald’s in 1977 and won a Caldecott Medal for his picture book illustration for Jospeh Had a Little Overcoat.

Simms Taback