Jo Lodge is an illustrator and a paper engineer and was greatly influenced by her artistic parents – her mother Maureen Roffey, an illustrator and her father Bernard Lodge, a graphic designer.
In 1988 Jo graduated with a fashion degree from Kingston Polytechnic and worked for a knitwear company designing their main collection and consulting on projects for Next, Marks and Spencer and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Jo produced her first six books in1996 which were published by Rod Campbell. Her boldly coloured animal characters have been used across a range of books. Jo was nominated for the Sainsbury’s Baby Book Award in October 2001 and was shortlisted for the Booktrust Early Years awards in 2010. In 2013 she won the Sheffield Baby Book Award for her book – Icky Sticky Monster.
She is probably best known for her Mr Croc books that have sold over a million copies worldwide.
She lives in West Sussex with her husband and two sons.
Happy Birthday, Mr Croc!
For every child who loves balloons, presents, party games and cake surprises!
Mr Croc has been entertaining young children for ten years and since he was created he has sold over a million books worldwide. It’s time for Mr Croc’s fabulous birthday party and you’re invited! This fabulously interactive Mr Croc book with pop-ups and flaps will keep small hands busy for hours.
Other books in this bestselling series include: Land Ahoy, Mr Croc, Come and Play, Mr Croc, Sleepy or Not, Mr Croc?, Wiggle, Jump, Stomp, Mr Croc?, Scared or Not, Mr Croc?, Ready to Rock, Mr Croc? andHungry or not, Mr Croc?
Splat! Little Cow
Follow Little Cow around the farm, and watch her as she swishes her tail, chews the grass and . . . splat!
Sweet and funny, SPLAT! is stuffed full of brilliant interactive pull tabs and pops. Guaranteed to delight small children everywhere!
Bump! Little Owl
Follow Little Owl as he takes his first wobbly steps, spreads his wings and learns to fly . . . but it might be harder than it looks – bump!
Sweet and funny, BUMP! is stuffed full of brilliant interactive pull tabs and pops. Guaranteed to delight small children everywhere!
Very informative. I feel more confident about building my website and joining Facebook.- Jo Lodge