Manlu Tu

Hello! I am an illustrator from China. My work is usually about animals and created by watercolor.

I have a small but sweet family which is where most of my ideas come from. Forgetful Daddy project is based on my father’s incredible reaction when he lost me. He tried to use a long stick to stir the pond where I disappeared nearby to check whether I fell inside or not. His behavior sounds funny, but I can feel how much my father loves me. Recently, this book is recognized as the winner of the 2019 Stratford Salariya Children’s book competition.

I am delighted with what I have learned and looking forward to sharing the silly happiness as well as deep thought of a picture book to others via my illustrations in the future.