Books Written & Illustrated by Jodi

Klaus the Mouse and other Silly Animal Tales

From Klaus the Mouse, who lived in a teeny tiny house to a hedgehog named Hedy, who didn’t like to go to bedy, readers will delight in the silly tales throughout this illustrated book of rhymes and original watercolor paintings.

As a daily blogger who enjoys “the creative life in between,” I have created a collection of whimsical animal watercolor paintings with accompanying silly, rhyming tales sure to be a hit with children 3 and up.  “Klaus the Mouse and other Silly Animal Tales” was both written and illustrated by me.  It is available on Amazon here.

Lucas the Lucky Lion and his Fun Rhyming Friends

This second book was created as a follow-up to Klaus the Mouse in a way, as it evolved from friends asking for, and then me creating, characters based on my besties’ grandies similar to the watercolor paintings and rhyming stories in Klaus the Mouse.  It was a labor of love to honor these friends and their special grandchildren.

My first book was dedicated to my first granddaughter.  This second one is dedicated to my second.  They are two of the greatest loves of my life!

Thank you Bubby for encouraging me every step of the way to publish this book.  Thank you Jim for that first request of Alex the Alligator and Liz the Lizard that put this whole compilation in motion.  Thank you Jill for sharing your family with mine and supporting me no matter what I do.  Thank you Joyce for your love and creative inspiration and for sharing the best of what family is all about with me.

In this book, you will enjoy reading and rhyming along with Lucas the Lucky Lion, who of course scored the cover spot because of his good luck, all the way through to Mason the fickle, pickle-loving monkey who is sure to tickle your funny bone.

And in this book, I left two blank pages at the end where I hope readers will consider drawing their own character and creating their own rhyme.  And I would love if they will share with me.  My email address is

You can purchase Lucas the Lucky Lion and his Fun Rhyming Friends on Amazon here.

Thanks to all of you for your ongoing encouragement and support.  You’ve really contributed to making my dreams come true!

Hope you enjoy!

Cheers & Hugs,