Cyd Moore grew up on a dusty farm in south Georgia. She and her two brothers ate lots of hot boiled peanuts, cold watermelons and corn-on-the-cob. These southern treats were fuel for many childhood adventures through enchanted forests, bottomless swimming holes and creature filled old barns. Memories of those days have become the perfect catalysts for her imaginative, colorful and sometimes even scary illustrations.
Her dad built an airplane and ultralights for fun, and Cyd often flew with him over pastures and neighbors and barns and streams. Her mother was an art teacher and showed Cyd that she could use more than crayons to color the world.
Graduating as an art major at the University of Georgia, Cyd chased her dreams as a graphic designer and illustrator working in television, newspaper publishing, and advertising agencies. Eventually she began illustrating children’s books, sharing her imagination and inspiring children around the world to let their colors fly. You can see Cyd’s artwork in books, posters, games, greeting cards, album covers, magazines, museums and even McDonald’s Happy Meal boxes. She truly loves her job and loves sharing it with everyone!
She has published over 50 books including the adorable I LOVE YOU STINKY FACE series (which has been optioned for a movie), HE’S BEEN A MONSTER ALL DAY, WILLOW, and WHAT DO PARENTS DO WHEN YOU’RE NOT HOME? Watch for new books coming soon!!!
Cyd’s sense of adventure was not left behind in the woods and streams of south Georgia. She continues to find inspiration for her art through worldly travels and excursions. Whether it’s riding an elephant in India, exploring Mayan temples in Guatemala or just relaxing on a beach in Ecuador—life is never a bore!