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Felicia Bond is the author-illustrator of The Day it Rained Arts (T.Y. Crowell/Harper Collins.) She’s also well known as the author-illustrator of the Pointsetta series of picture books, also published by T.Y. Cowell/Harper Collins) and the If You Give a Mouse a Cookie series, written by Laura Numeroff and published by Harper Collins.
She received her BFA in Painting from the University of Texas at Austin and took classes at the School of Visual Arts after moving to New York City to pursue a career as a painter. She worked several jobs, including waiting tables, illustrating botanical books, painting scenes for a children’s museum and art directing for Margaret K. McElderry Books, before receiving a flurry of contracts to illustrate children’s books.
She wrote and illustrated five picture books of her own before illustrating Numeroff’s If You Give a Mouse a Cookie in 1985. Seventeen If You Give… Book™ series titles followed, with the books translated into 13 languages.