Eymard Toledo was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. At the age of twenty-five she moved to Berlin, Germany, where she completed her studies in industrial design. She still lives there today with her husand and two children. A previous book of hers, Bené, schneller als das schnellste Huhn, was named one of the Most Beautiful German Books 2014 and named a Book of the Month by the German Academy for Children's Literature. The Best Tailor in Pinbauê is her first book to be published in English.