Emma Dodd studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Saint Martin's School of Art, London. Since qualifying in 1992 she has worked as an illustrator from her studio in Surrey, England. When not working, Emma and her family spend as much time as they can near the coast, surfing and walking. She has worked on many books, including the popular "Amazing Baby" series (Templar Publishing). The first book she wrote and illustrated herself, "What Pet to Get?" (Templar Publishing) was shortlisted for the 2006 Early Years Awards.