Rebecca Bond was born in 1972 and raised in Peacham, Vermont. She received a degree in visual arts from Brown University in 1995. Her first picture book, Just Like a Baby, was published in 1999. She went on to write and illustrate nine more books including Bravo, Maurice!, The Great Doughnut Parade, Escape from Baxters' Barn, Out of the Woods: A True Story of an Unforgettable Event, and Belly of an Ox: The Unexpected Photographic Adventures of Richard and Cherry Kearton. She was also a senior designer at HMH Books for Young Readers. She worked there from 2008 and until her death. She died after a brief illness on August 2, 2017 at the age of 45.