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NEW BOOK Second in the series!

‘Rudy’s Lost His Red Nose!’

Here’s a few pages to get you interested!

It might be a Christmas story but it can bring a smile to your child’s face any time of the year!

The first book in the Jolly Jangle Series

‘Meet the Jolly Jangles’

Here’s a snippet of their Magic Powers!


Tuttle the Tortoise is a lovely story to share with your little ones and an educational book too.  It is written in rhyme with amazing bright coloured graphics that help keep your children enthralled.  

It is also a guessing game so is interactive.

As a parent ask your child which colours they like, which colour do they think Tuttle will pick, let them experience the decision making which in itself is an educational learning process. It just may help parents with toddlers during lockdown.

The story is about a tortoise called Tuttle who wants to do something special to celebrate his birthday with his friends the Jolly Jangles. Whilst he is walking through the meadow enjoying the smells and colours of all the beautiful flowers an idea comes to him. He decides to have his shell painted in one of the beautiful colours, but which one?

The book targets children from 1 to 5 years.  The story teaches them about the beauty of flowers, their colours and their wonderful perfumes. The rhymes throughout the story keep the children interested and the cute teddy bears, called the Jolly Jangles, put in an appearance on a few of the pages, see if your little ones can spot them!

The book has 28 pages of glorious colour, edge to edge, and there’s a double spread with all of Tuttle’s forest friends at his party. There is also a page containing a picture gallery of his guests so you can interact with your toddlers to test their memory by learning all of their names.

This is a lovely read to share with your children. It will take them on a walk through the amazing colours of the meadow and will spark their imagination, something that may help them and you during these difficult times.

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Super excited to announce that my latest book "Tuttle the Tortoise", the third in the Jolly Jangle series, has been featured on Story Time with Mr. Read.

Listen to Mr Read tell the story of Tuttle's Birthday

Reviewed By Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favourite

Meet the Jolly Jangles by Marilyn Cook is a delightful book written in rhyming verse where children are introduced to Jolly Jangles, a family of twelve teddy bears. Each rhyme has a question asked by a teddy bear, which makes it a fun and interactive book for young readers. Apart from conveying beautiful messages of sharing, being different and yet being friends, the rhymes take children through the different seasons in a very novel and charming way. Let us meet Scruff, Puddle, Podge, Rainbow, Naughty, Blossom, Sunshine, Butterfly, Sunset, Autumn, Breeze, and Snowflake, join the discussion, and try doing the things they do.

This book is entertaining, whimsical, and captivating and it makes learning fun and interesting. The author has created the twelve teddy bears using her crochet hook, thereby giving them each a personality of their own, and children will love meeting them. The backdrop where the teddy bears are placed is vibrant, lively, and arresting and gives a good pace and movement to the rhymes. It is a perfect book to introduce to children in classrooms and homes to make learning fun. This book will also introduce readers to rhyming verses and writing short poems.

Which one is your favourite teddy? Which is your favourite colour? Which time of the year do you like the most? There a lot of questions that require answers from young readers and I am sure they will have fun figuring out their favourite teddy, colour, season, etc. I cannot wait to read the next book to learn more about the Jolly Jangles.

Who loves Christmas?  

Check out our latest children’s book, second in the series, called ‘Rudy’s Lost His Red Nose!’ It is a heart-warming Christmas story about how the Jolly Jangles and their forest friends help Rudy to find his red nose on Christmas Eve.

Get your copy now! - 34 pages of vibrant full colour pictures written in rhyme - your little ones will love this book!

Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

The Jolly Jangles are magical creatures that look like stuffed toys. But toys they are not! It’s winter and the Jolly Jangles enjoy playing in the snow. When their friend Rudolph (Rudy) the reindeer appears, they invite him to join in the fun. But he’s so sad. He’s lost his red nose. What is Rudy without his red nose? The Jolly Jangles rack their brains for creative ways to help Rudy find a red nose. They ask Robbie the Robin with his red breast to sit on his nose, but the cardinal can’t stay there all day. He has things to do. Nibbles the squirrel helps them find some red berries to place on Rudy’s nose, but they keep falling off. Each of the Jolly Jangles has an idea and, with the help of different woodland creatures, they work together to help solve Rudy’s problem.

Marilyn Cook’s picture book story, Rudy’s Lost His Red Nose! A Jolly Jangle Christmas Story, is the second book in her Jolly Jangle series. Written partly in rhyming verse with bubbles for the speaking parts and accompanied by delightful illustrations, the plot develops steadily as the Jolly Jangles work together to help Rudy solve the mystery of his missing red nose. It’s Christmas Eve and they have to work quickly to solve the problem. There are many things about this story that will not only entertain but teach young readers. Using a dyslexia-friendly font, the author has presented a story that is easy for all young readers to follow with ease. The simple language will encourage young readers to try to read along or to read alone. The ingenuity of the Jolly Jangles will encourage young readers to be creative in their problem-solving skills. And the power of working together to solve a problem is clear throughout. A charming story with lots of learning skills.

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Meet Tuttle the Tortoise and his friends, Scruff, Splosh, Podge, Rainbow, Naughty, Sunshine, Blossom, Angel, Flutterby, Sunset, Autumn, Breeze, and Snowflake in the storybook Tuttle the Tortoise by Marilyn Cook. It was Tuttle's birthday and he thought of giving himself a treat by snoozing in the sunshine or having something nice to eat. He wanted to do something special, something he would never do every day. Tuttle decided to walk through the meadow, smelling and enjoying the flowers. He was admiring the colors and a wonderful idea came into his mind. He thought of coloring his shell in one of those lovely colors. He thought that could be his birthday treat. Which color does he choose for his shell? Let us read the storybook to find out.

Tuttle the Tortoise by Marilyn Cook is adorable and introduces children to different colors and flowers in a delightful and charming way. The pictures are bright and radiant and they make the story even more captivating and eye-catching. Readers can also try to spot Tuttle's friends in the pictures. It is a good storybook that can be used by parents and tutors to introduce children to colors and different types of flowers in a fun and interactive way. They will enjoy strolling through the garden with Tuttle and discovering with him how colors add to the beauty of the outdoors. There cannot be a better way than this to introduce children to colors and flowers and make them aware of their surroundings and appreciate it.

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48 pages edge to edge with full colour illustrations!

First in the series - Meet the Jolly Jangles

Second in the series - Rudy’s Lost His Red Nose!