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Marlon ran away without a goodbye.

His friends begged him to come home but the call of the wide world was too strong. Where will he go? What will he find? Will he ever see his family and friends again?

Welcome to “Marlon and the Wide World!” A cozy cat mystery/adventure for kids 6 – 10 and anyone who loves cats and a furry fun adventure! https://www.amazon.com/dp/1953698085/ And thanks for reading!  

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After Marlon walked to town, he ran into trouble on the double…

Tails up like spears, two orange tabby cats strode towards Marlon with angry faces. The bigger one stopped in front of him and glared. “Who are you?” The second cat stepped next to the first. “And what are you doing in our yard?”

What will Marlon do next? Find out in my new cozy cat adventure, “Marlon and the Wide World,” coming May 15. 

Welcome to book #3 of the award-winning series Marlon’s Marvelous Adventures. Find Book #1 here: Marlon Finds A Way   Find Book #2 here: Marlon and the Scary Something. And thanks for reading!

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Marlon was stumped. How can he cross this busy street?

“Just sit and wait until you hear ‘heel.’ Then you can go.” Kukka smiled. “People teach us that.” 

“Cats don’t do heel. That’s a dog thing.” Marlon stretched. “Cats do what they want when they want. And what I want is to cross to the other side.”

“That’s why the chicken crossed!” said Kukka, wagging her tail.

“What? Why?” Marlon asked.

“To get to the other side,” Kukka laughed. “It’s the old chicken joke, Marlon. Get it?”

Marlon groaned. “Yeah. It was pretty fowl.”

All jokes aside, you can read what happens next in my cozy cat adventure, “Marlon and the Wide World,” coming May 15. 

Welcome to book #3 of the award-winning series Marlon’s Marvelous Adventures. Find Book #1 here: Marlon Finds A Way   Find Book #2 here: Marlon and the Scary Something. And thanks for reading!

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A New Review

We just got a new ★★★★ review on the Crowvus Book Blog

Excerpts: “It is a charming book, and one which deals with issues of anxiety and fear in childhood… Marlon is a charming little guy, and his newfound fear (or friend?!) is written brilliantly too. I’m looking forward to taking this book into school – I can already think of one or two pupils who will really enjoy and benefit from this book.

This is a personal book for the author, who explains in the afterword that he experienced anxiety as a child. This really shows – I would highly recommend this book to anyone who would like to discuss fear and anxiety with their child.”

Thank you Crowvus Book Blog for reviewing Marlon and the Scary Something

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“a fantastic job”

★★★★★  Reader’s Favorite Reviews  — “This book does a fantastic job of teaching children about patience, trust, and kindness through this tale while still making it entertaining. The story is well written and easy to follow along with beautifully drawn illustrations by the author.”  A delightful tale about an impossible dream, “Marlon Finds A Way” is available now  https://www.amazon.com/dp/1953698026/

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“Teaches Children About Feelings”

★★★★★ Sli writes:Marlon and the Scary Something is a great book that teaches children about feelings and how to self-regulate them by equipping them with solutions. My 6-year-old enjoyed the book so much.” A cozy cat adventure about finding courage, conquering fear and getting back on your feet. Perfect for kids 6-9 & cat lovers everywhere! And dog lovers too!  https://www.amazon.com/dp/1953698042/

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Delightful Story

★★★★★  Sara S.  “Delightful Story About Facing Our Fears. The illustrations are very beautiful, and the story teaches methods to deal with fear and anxiety in a simple and appropriate way for children.” Marlon and the Scary Something is full of fun, cat wisdom and a dog too, in a cozy cat adventure about finding courage, conquering fear and getting back on your feet. Purr-fect for kids 6-9 and cat lovers everywhere. Oh, and dog lovers too. Get your copy today!  https://www.amazon.com/dp/1953698042/   

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“I Just Love This Story”

Jill Y- “I just love this story and can’t wait to read it with my granddaughter. And the illustrator, Melissa Gardner, captures the personality of this curious, lovable, brave cat. This story reminds me that you can’t be brave unless you are scared! Dan, this is great!”  “Marlon and the Scary Something,” a cozy cat adventure about finding courage, conquering fear and getting back on your feet. Purr-fect for kids 6-9 & cat lovers everywhere! Dog lovers too! Get your copy today! https://www.amazon.com/dp/1953698042/

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Book launch today!

Marlon’s new book launched today and is already gaining friends!

★★★★★     “Marlon is back! Marlon and the Scary Something is the sequel to Marlon Finds a Way and is just as delightful.” -Nisha’s review on Book Sirens

“Marlon and the Scary Something,” a cozy cat adventure about finding courage, conquering fear and getting back on your feet. Purr-fect for kids 6-9 & cat lovers everywhere! Dog lovers too! Get your copy today! https://www.amazon.com/dp/1953698042/

#childrensbooks #kidlit #cats #dogs #anxietymanagement #fear #courage

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