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Emma Dodd

  • 5 stars across 81 books
Emma Dodd Biography
Emma Dodd is an award winning children's books illustrator and author. Emma illustrated the award-winning Amazing Baby series which won the 2010 Booktrust Early Years Awards for I Love My Mummy, written by author Giles Andreae. Emma was also nominated for the 2011 Kate Greenaway Medal for her book, I Love Bugs.

Emma was born in Guildford, Surrey in 1969. She studied Art and Design at Kingston Polytechnic before graduating in graphic design and illustration from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. Emma previously worked in advertising and editorial roles for some well-known companies including The Guardian, The Observer and She magazine. At the same time Emma began illustrating children's books. 

Emma lives in Surrey with her husband, two children and dog called Buzz.

Emma Dodd Facts
Emma loves surfing with her children and hates hearing children complain they are bored to which she replies, "How can you ever be bored when you can always draw a picture?"

Our favourite Emma Dodd Book Characters
Little wolf - from Wish
Prince Trunky - from Cinderelephant
1st April 2011

Gingerbread Man

This delightful picture book is based on the beloved classic tale and retold for younger children. Run, run as fast as y... MoreGingerbread Man

(16 reviews) Review
1st September 2014

I Love You, Baby

An adorable, heart-felt picture book about the arrival of a new bab y - from the author of international bestseller... MoreI Love You, Baby

(13 reviews) Review
1st May 2012

I Love My Daddy

I love my daddy, yes I do, He's very kind - and funny too. Playing, cooking, singing, snuggling . . . Spen... MoreI Love My Daddy

(11 reviews) Review
1st July 2016

The Elves and the Shoemaker

The classic tale of the mischievous elves who make beautiful shoes when nobody is looking, especially re-written for chi... MoreThe Elves and the Shoemaker

(9 reviews) Review
7th September 2017

I Love My Dinosaur

There are many different types of families. But none so unusual as this one - it includes a dinosaur! It's not ... MoreI Love My Dinosaur

(6 reviews) Review
1st September 2016


This brave little wolf has someone special who always wants the very best for him. Daddy wolf loves teaching his little ... MoreWish

(5 reviews) Review
4th March 2010

I Love My Mummy

'I love my mummy very much, She's great to cuddle, soft to touch' A wonderfully simple & life-affirming text from Giles ... MoreI Love My Mummy

(5 reviews) Review
4th September 2014

I Love You, Father Christmas

A cosy Christmas picture book, capturing all the excitement of the festive season. This sweet and simple story... MoreI Love You, Father Christmas

(4 reviews) Review
1st September 2012


Prince Trunky is on the lookout for a bride and the whole kingdom is invited to a ball. The Warty Sisters are determined... MoreCinderelephant

(3 reviews) Review
1st October 2015

I Love My Granny

A celebration of Grandparents and the special role they play in family life.This delightful picture book captures the ... MoreI Love My Granny

(3 reviews) Review
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