Cecilia Rébora

Cecilia Rébora studied Illustration at the Jopes Serra I Abella school of arts aplicades in Barcelona, Spain. She worked for the interactive children’s museum of Guadalajara for a year, and since 2001 she has been working as a freelance children’s illustrator. Cecilia has published approximately 30 books in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Korea, and United States. She divides her time doing the two things she loves most in life—playing with her two babies, Mateo and Ines, and illustrating children’s books!


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Dr. Seuss… and I remember one that my mom read all the time called Where Is My Mother?

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Beatrice Alemagna, Shuan Tan, Ian Falconer, Carl Cneutt, Javier Zabala, Anne Herbatus…

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I always loved drawing, and for me it is way of living in a magical world.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Follow your dreams, and work hard!!