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.
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, was a finalist for the Sheffield Baby Book Award in 2007 and was shortlisted for the Booktrust Early Years awards in 2010.
She is probably best known for her Mr Croc books that have sold worldwide.
She lives in West Sussex with her husband and two sons.
To visit Jo Lodge’s website go to www.jolodge.com