Ilkeston-born author’s new Mr Moo book

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An Ilkeston-born children’s author has released a new book.

Micheal Rumble’s The Marvellous Mr. Mooo is for children between the ages of five and eight, and is designed to bridge the gap between the traditional picture book familiar to younger readers and books with more challenging texts that children are expected to read at primary school age. It can also be read out loud, and invites children to participate throughout.

The Marvellous Mr. Mooo is available online at and will be sold at selected bookshops in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. The music has been used in a promotional trailer on Youtube and will be available as a CD.

Michael was born in Ilkeston and spent 20 years living and working in Nottingham before recently moving to Belper. This is the first of a series of four books.