Ready, Steady, Go, Mr Croc by Jo Lodge


Ready, Steady, Go, Mr Croc by Jo Lodge

Mr Croc and friends are ready for their own Olympics. But will Mr Croc ever win his own gold medal? Each spread features a different sport as all the friends have fun with tennis, running, cycling, swimming - and canoeing. Exuberant, inventive pops will keep children fascinated as they join in the races with Mr Croc.


Praise for Zoom and Fly: Kids'll love all the modes of transport that Mr Croc and his friends travel in. There's a strong sense of repetition with the question Where are you going Mr Croc?, and strong hints at what's to come. It's a very simple story that the youngest of children will enjoy. Jo Lodge's illustrations are fantastic. It's no surprise that she has been shortlisted for a number of book awards, and featured in Bookbag's own Top Ten Picture Books of 2008 for the equally excellent What's That Noise Mr Croc? Everything is bold, bright and vibrant. Every page is a joy to pore over - see if you can spot the unnamed mouse who joins Mr Croc throughout his adventure. There's so much going on throughout the story, but it never feels overwhelming. It's absolutely flawless. Highly highly recommended. It's absolutely flawless. Highly highly recommended. The Bookbag

About the Author

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 - over a million copies sold worldwide - but her first books were published by Rod Campbell in 1996 and she is still published by Campbell Books today. She lives in West Sussex with her husband and two sons.

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18 pages


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Publication date

3rd February 2011



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