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About the Author

Using some questions from our fans, here is an interview with Wally Wonders author, Monica La Vella.
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How did you come up with the idea of Wally Wonders?

I came up with the idea of Wally Wonders in 2011 when my oldest son was 2 years old. He kept asking questions about everything around him. It was from those few weeks of constant questions that made me think to answer them in books. He was the inspiration in the creation of the Wally Wonders series.

Where did you get the names for Wally and Milly?

The names Wally and Milly come from my grandparents – Walter and Mildred. They were born in the early 1900s and have since passes away, but I have the fondest memories of them. My favourite memories include my grandpa teaching us how to build birdhouses so we could watch the birds. And my grandma spending hours with us doing puzzles and learning math through the game Yahtzee. They taught us so much when we were younger and I am honoured to have their names live on in my books.

Where do you live?

I live in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada with my amazing husband, two boys and our cat. We are a vegetarian, homeschooling family that loves to read!

Who illustrates the book?

My incredible illustrator is Alex Acayen and he has illustrated/animated for such projects as the Buzz Lightyear TV series and other Disney series. He has two boys who also love to draw and lives with them and his wife in the Phillipines.