Gerald is part-accountant, part-superhero, ALL Lumterpuffin. In between office appointments and saving the world, Gerald enjoys explaining the importance of math in everyday life to anyone who thinks learning math is useless; this victim is usually his son, Leroy. Despite his “tough-guy-math-geek” attitude, Gerald is an ultimate family man with a heart of gold and a zest for life that his family adores.
Myrtle Lumterpuffin is the heart of the family. She is a stay-at-home mom who enjoys making quilts, curtains, blankets, anything to furnish her home, while still finding the time to cook, clean, AND chauffeur Leroy and Opal to their after-school activities. She’s a do-it-all and get-it-done type of person, and her friends say it’s lucky she has four arms; she wouldn’t get half of the work done if she didn’t. After 16 years of happy marriage, Gerald still loves her to death, and the kids can’t imagine life without her. In the words of Leroy, “My mom is AWESOME.”
Leroy Lumterpuffin is the performer of the family. He’s always juggling money symbols, throwing footballs, rapping country ballads, and practicing stand-up comedy. Leroy likes to pull good-natured pranks, so beware of silly string and water balloons if you decide to visit the Lumterpuffin household. A happy-go-lucky kind of monster, Leroy brings joy and hilarity to everyone who knows him.
Opal is the Dora Winifred of the Lumterpuffins. A prissy and proper young monster of five, Opal spends most of her time playing dress-up, acting out fairy tales, having tea parties with her stuffed animal friends, and making life miserable for Leroy. Opal strongly dislikes her given name, so she frequently demands to be addressed as Princess Eloise Marie Josephine Feraldi. She’s a… um, cough-cough… er, blessing to the, uh, Lumterpuffin family.
Zip the Dogapillar is the Lumterpuffins’ best friend. Zip enjoys chasing aphids, romping in the rose bushes, gnawing on his Milkweed bone and snuggling with his strange but lovable family. Literally, he’s the best dogapillar EVER.