Illustrator: Simon Barr
Some Te Reo language.
“Kia ora Jo, I wanted to let you know just how much my grandchildren enjoyed your books. They asked for them to be shared again and again. I was interested to see how diverse the characters are and how good parenting is evident. Emotions are depicted effectively with care, especially anger in the The Chill Out Chair. The wonderful illustrations offer so much for children to explore and are full of humour. There is so much to share with children. Keep writing!”
Marg Bleasdale, Professional Learning and Development Provider
Jo has written in multiple genres over the last ten years but is now focusing on children’s picture books.
She works in collaboration with her son, Simon Barr, as the illustrator and together they publish as Veritas Aotearoa Publishing. Simon trained as an animator at Freelance Art Studios and has worked overseas on movies and has illustrated many books for other authors.
Find out more about Jo and how to contact her on her author profile.