Phyllis Limbacher Tildes is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including Baby Animals Day & Night, Baby Animals Spots & Stripes, and Baby Animals Black and White. She lives in Savannah, Georgia. Phyllis has worked as a designer for Hallmark and was the assistant art director for Hopkins Art Center at Dartmouth College after her graduation from RISD. She was a freelance graphic designer for over twenty-five years, doing everything from logos to opera and ballet promotion pieces.
She never lost sight of her original dream of becoming an author/illustrator, however, and in 1995 her first children’s book, Counting on Calico, was published. Since then she has published several other stories ranging from pets and wildlife to ethnic tales.