Wauw! | Wow!

Text by: Walter Baele | Design: Peer De Maeyer | Published by: Uitgeverij Abimo | january 2011

Illustrated story about global warming. The Wow waterfalls were among the most wonderful places on earth… Until the drought strikes. As a result the plants wither and the animals move away. So, the funicular lift that once attracted so many tourists is closed. The beautiful valley is now deserted. Boebo the old monkey devises a plan to satisfy his hunger. He lures birds with seeds and worms, which in turn provide him with fresh bananas.

He transforms the old elevator bin into a real bird restaurant “Tjiep tjiep Njam njam”. Birds of all sizes and colors come back to Wauw from everywhere. But what should he do against the former boss who wants to demolish the cable car with his giant nippers? Will this genius monkey save Wow from his doom? Or how ‘global warming’ can turn into ‘global charming’.

Specifications: ISBN 978.90.5932.659.0 | Depot: D/2011/6699/34 | Nur: 273 | Number of pages: 44

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Double page illustration of the monkey Boeboe feeding the birds with insects.
A flock of birds celebrate their victory over a grumpy sword panther.
Four tough gold condors try to save a falling man.
The animals in this illustration lie on their backs under the scorching sun.
A man falls from a cable car in the woods.
The poor monkey is grieving at the bar.
A depressed man is huddled in a dark forest. Double page illustration from the children’s book Wauw! (Wow!)
The monkey collects all kinds of insects and beetles to be able to trade them.
An illustration of the cable car that has been converted into a restaurant.
A cable car takes hordes of tourists to Wauw and its waterfalls.
Illustration of a surprised man and a tiny bird.
The man rolls on the floor laughing.
The dark blue night is illuminated by a bright, large moon.
The old monkey Boeboe has collected some insect to trade for bananas.
Monkeys run away in haste, riding some deer.
The tourists return to Wow to view the miraculous monkey.
First and last double page illustration of the children’s book Wauw! (Wow!).
A monkey gets a giant cake as a present for his help saving Wauw (Wow)

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