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The Walloos' Big Adventure

By Anuska Allepuz
Illustrated by Anuska Allepuz

Spotty Walloo loved to cook, Big Walloo loved to build, Old Walloo loved to tell stories, and Little Walloo loved to grow plants...

On a small, rocky island, live the Walloos: Big Walloo, Spotty Walloo, Old Walloo and Little Walloo . Old Walloo loves to tell stories about his adventures, and Little Walloo can’t wait to have her first adventure, too! So when the family travel together to a tropical island, Little Walloo can't believe her eyes. WOW! The air is so moist and fresh, the plants so tall and green. But when some of the gang begin picking the island's leaves and plants, Little Walloo gets a funny feeling... Something is not quite right. What is that GURGLE-GURGLE-WURGLE sound? And is the island ... moving? From the author-illustrator of Little Green Donkey and That Fruit Is Mine! comes a heart-warming, funny and timely story with a gentle eco message about protecting and respecting the natural world.

  • A bright, beautifully-illustrated family adventure that also tackles themes of conservation in a way that even the youngest of readers will understand.
  • The adorable Walloos (a sort of elephant-mouse-pangolin hybrid!) perfectly epitomize the creative imagination of new and talented picture book maker Anuska Allepuz.
  • Anuska's first two books, That Fruit Is Mine! and Little Green Donkey have been translated into 10 languages between them.

About the author

Anuska Allepuz studied Fine Arts at the University of Salamanca in Spain and the Academia di Belle Arti di Carrara in Italy, before undertaking postgraduate illustration courses at EINA, Barcelona and the Cambridge School of Art. A rising talent in the world of illustration, Anuska has been highly commended in the Macmillan Prize for Children’s Illustration, shortlisted for the 2012 and 2014 AOI awards, and has had her work exhibited at the Bologna Book Fair. She is the author-illustrator of That Fruit Is Mine! and Little Green Donkey. Originally from Madrid, Anuska now lives in Cambridge. Find her online at anuskaallepuz.com and on Instagram as @anuskaallepuz.

ISBN: 9781406362411
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: June 1, 2020
Dimensions: 216 x 276mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $26.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 02/06/20 at 01:19:33
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