Felicia Bond was born in Yokohoma, Japan in 1954 but was raised in New York and Texas. She received a B.F.A. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1976 and lived for ten years in New York City, writing and illustrating books and working as an art director at Margaret K. McElderny Books. Bond is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of many beloved books for children, including the If You Give a ... series, written by Laura Numeroff. In 2012 she was acknowledged again by the New York Times for her work It's Pumpkin Day, Mouse!