Lulu Moo and the Mystery of the Big Belly

Lulu Moo and the Mystery of the Big Belly

A children's book

Written and illustrated by established artists Charlotte Giblin and Wendy Walls

About the book

Written and illustrated by established artists Charlotte Giblin and Wendy Walls, this is an energetic story about two friends on a New Zealand farm: Tim and his favourite cow, Lulu Moo.

Lulu Moo – and the Mystery of the Big Belly

Tim is worried about Lulu Moo’s health and the story explores this theme of caring and concern, while taking a light-hearted and humourous look at issues surrounding healthy eating, exercise and weight loss.

The text enables extensive scope for discussion along topics of farm life as well as healthy living, and this is the first in a series of books featuring these characters. Each book will explore a different aspect of farm life and well-being, delivering serious and educational subtext in a vibrant and witty format.

The illustrations are unique and bold, full of character and humour which will appeal to a wide demographic and age range. The pictures are original collage artworks, combining loose and vibrant painting techniques with more traditional cartoon illustrations. This unique style recalls traditional hand-drawn and painted illustrations while capturing a modern energy and wit.

Charlotte GiblinAbout Charlotte Giblin: Charlotte was born tn the UK and had a pottery business there for 10 years called "Bouncing Pig Pottery", where she hand painted cartoons of animals onto all the mugs and bowls. The Lulu Moo animals have grown from those pottery paintings. Charlotte moved to New Zealand in 2009 and does lots of different creative things, She is a painter, writer, drawing tutor, illustrator and mural artist. www.bouncingpig.co.nz

Wendy WallsAbout Wendy Walls: Wendy was a teacher specialising in art and later she taught Interior design. She is now an established full-time mixed media artist and tutor, working from her studio/ gallery in Whitianga. Wendy's children were young teenagers when the family moved to a farm in Patumahoe and Wendy was inspired to write stories after observing the many challenging situations that unfolded around them Lulu Moo is inspired by a real-life story involving her son Tim. www.wendywallsartist.com