Jodie hates her life and her looks, but when she wakes up one morning as a stegosaurus things are even worse. Coping with school is impossible and when her parents take her to the doctor, Jodie is kidnapped by an unscrupulous consultant, Mr Pinkerton-Snark, who plans to exploit her to make his fortune. Jodie's younger brother rescues her from hospital and the two make a mad dash through town trying to escape. Jodie is recaptured but her brother has a brainwave about getting her back to normal and turning the tables on Mr Pinkerton-Snark. A girl again, Jodie realise that families are great, however much they may fight.
Jeremy Strong has been writing for children for many years and, until recently, combined this with being a primary school headteacher. He has a rapidly growing reputation as a writer and won the 1997 Children's Book Award for THE HUNDRED-MILE-AN-HOUR DOG. In 1998 he was shortlisted for the same award for MY GRANNY'S GREAT ESCAPE. Jeremy lives in Wrotham, Kent.