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!