The Adventures of Luna & Dips in the Series 'If Ticks Could Talk'
Written by Jenny O'Dea, Lyme disease suffer & co-founder of Tick Talk Ireland.
An educational story & picture book following the adventures of Luna & Dips (tick). Follow Luna from her birth as a young larva as she navigates her way through the trials & tribulations of growing up. She learns many things from her adult friend Dips but often has to go undertake her quest alone. She yearns to be grown up & look just like Fantaz, a nymphal tick, who gives her more advice. Will Luna grow up to be the tick she desires?
Can you help Luna make her way into bookshops & schools Spring 2013? Luna will also be available on our website & educational events .
Your funds will go directly towards printing costs, we aim to also produce fact-sheets for teachers & parents...
This book is educational & fun- designed to be appealing to both young & old - knowledge of ticks can help prevent Lyme disease, a growing problem in Ireland. Teachers & parents can learn more too! Here's the storyline...
Part One – Luna (tick) the larval tick gets some advice from Dips (tick) in learning to quest for food
Part Two – Luna manages to find her first host, a mouse, & is well on her way in her quest to grow
Part Three – Luna gets the scare of her life, the poor mouse is being chased by a fox, but will she survive?
Part Four – Having survived her first scary adventure, Luna finds a cozy place to moult into a nymph
Part Five – Its autumn when Luna wakes up & everything has changed, she feels all alone in the world & remembers the kind words of her new friend Fantaz (tick)
Part Six – Luna snuggles down for the winter & emerges in spring hungry for a new feed, will this be her chance?
Part Seven – Luna was lucky enough to find a new host, she dreams of becoming an adult, but could her dreams come true?
Part Eight – Luna feels very happy with herself, she drops off her 2nd host & looks forward to being an adult, but wait, trouble is ahead!
Luna will be illustrated by David Farrelly, a freelance Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Artist based in Leixlip, Co. Kildare. Although a hobby artist all his life, he left a previous 10 year career of ink jet manufacturing to go back and make a go of his creative talents! Dave's work can be viewed at http://www.facebook.com/dave.farrelly.5/photos_albums or http://www.talenthouse.com/davefarrelly He welcome's all and any design/illustration work!
We welcome any support you can give us to help publish & print Luna & thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
With warmest wishes, Jenny O'Dea
NB: Rewards can be redeemed when our target is reached & funds received. Pledge over €200 & receive a complimentary stay at Clontarf Castle!