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Jo Lodge

  • 4 stars across 67 books

    Jo Lodge is an illustrator and paper engineer and was greatly influenced by her artistic parents - her mother, Maureen Roffey, an illustrator, and her father Bernard Lodge, a graphic designer. Jo graduated with a fashion degree from Kingston University and worked for a knitwear company designing their main collection and consulting on projects for Next, Marks & Spencer and Saks Fifth Avenue.

    Jo is probably best known for her Mr Croc books but her distinctive bright colours and appealing animal characters have been used across a range of children's books including Baby's First Playbook: Farm , and Pounce! Little Kitten . She lives in West Sussex with her husband and two sons.

    28th April 2011

    Up and Down

    New cover reissue of this magical sequel to Lost and Found from award-winning international bestselling picture book c... More

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    1st August 2013

    Oops! Little Chick: An Interactive Story Book

    Follow Little Chick as he hatches out of his egg, takes his first, wobbly, steps . . . and even has a little accident.... More

    (3 reviews)
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    25th February 2016

    Pounce! Little Kitten: An Interactive Story Book

    Watch Little Kitten send things flying in the kitchen as she creeps about, wiggles her bottom and leaps! Sweet and ... More

    (1 review)
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    22nd March 2016

    Baby's First Playbook: Farm

    Baby's First Playbook: Farm is an interactive activity book for busy little hands and minds. Babies will love to t... More

    (1 review)
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    15th June 2017

    Puppy Dog, Puppy Dog, How Are You?

    Why is puppy dog happy and giraffe sad? What has surprised bear and who needs to run away from glum lion? Wriggle the ... More

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    15th June 2017

    Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat, What Can You See?

    What can pussy cat see, donkey hear and rabbit smell? And what tastes so good to hungry fox? Wiggle the sliding tabs a... More

    (1 review)
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    8th February 2018

    Tiger, Tiger, Time to Take a Bath!

    What do you do if your ears are dirty, your nose is blocked or your hair is sticking up like a mad haystack? And just ... More

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    6th September 2012

    Icky Sticky Monster

    Your granny might find it shocking, but children everywhere will adore following the awful antics of this unashamedly re... More

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    2nd May 2013

    Mr Croc: Colour and Stick, Mr Croc

    With loads of scenes to colour, games to play and objects to find, plus over 100 stickers! Featuring all the characte... More

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