Jean Ingellis


As a child Jean Ingellis enjoyed simple rhyming so much that she would walk to the library by herself throughout elementary school to read the Mother Goose nursery rhymes book. Although she spent her younger years in the Mid Atlantic region, she has spent most of her adult life in the New England area raising her five children. After her children were grown Jean taught herself how to read music and play the acoustic guitar. Something she had always wanted to do since she couldn't sing very well and just never seemed to find time to do when raising her children. She is still learning and plays a little better than she can sing. She has enjoyed reading stories to children over the years. Her grandchild being her favorite to read to. One day Jean decided to create her own story and character as a keepsake for her grandson. Jean loves visiting the ocean beaches and that is probably where her inspiration came from. That end result is Waneta Walrus and her blue tu-tu. The first in a series of Waneta Walrus adventures.


Charlie's Red Hat
You set the price! Language: English. Published: April 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
A picture book written in rhyming verse. Charlie is given an old hat and on a trip to town picks up some unusual passengers who “climbed into the red hat, where they sighed gently, and started to nap.” What sounds do they make when they snore? At the end of the day, Charlie pondered about his red hat, then slept and snored too. How do horses snore? 28 pages with an approximate 771 word count.
Ballons Rose dans le parc
Price: $1.99 USD. Language: French. Published: January 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Promenez-vous dans les sentiers du parc avec le narrateur dans ce livre d'images pour enfants pour savoir pourquoi chaque animal a un ballon rose. D'où viennent-ils? Les ballons envahissent le parc? Environ 420 mots et 28 pages. Version française (traduit de l'anglais).
Pink Balloons in the park
Price: $1.99 USD. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Stroll down the park pathways with the narrator in this children's picture book to the end to find out why each different animal has a pink balloon. Where did they come from? Are the balloons invading the park? A great story for bedtime, or any other time, written in rhyming verse in 28 pages with a 420 word count.
Waneta Walrus meets the captain
Price: $1.99 USD. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play, Fiction » Children’s books » Poetry
That adorable little one tusk wonder, Waneta Walrus, does it again. Waneta just seems to have an instinct for being the hero. In this picture book story she saves the captain and in doing so gains a new friend for life. Follow this adventure to find out how she does it and how the captain ended up in the water in the first place. Written in rhyming verse with under 600 words and 28 pages.
The Silly Story of a Silly Town
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 40. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play, Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
No life lessons in this children's picture book, only simple silliness and giggles in a story written in rhyming verse about some of the silly things people do in their town. A goldfish bowl hanging from a cake shaped hat. Jalapenos on top of ice cream and the silly dog who hops around town like a frog are just a few of the silly things you'll find in this book. 340 words in 26 pgs.
Waneta Walrus And Her Blue Tu-tu
Price: Free! Language: English. Published: September 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Having one tusk doesn't keep Waneta from becoming a hero to her herd. Follow Waneta's adventure in this picture book to find out how she finally does get her blue tu-tu & what obstacles she faces along the way. A 26 page and 867 word count in rhyming verse makes it a fun read in one sitting. Teasing is wrong and you can still be happy to at least reach one of your goals are good lessons to learn.

Smashwords book reviews by Jean Ingellis

  • On a Raft of Charcoal and Chalk on Nov. 17, 2017

    Normally I prefer to read children's picture books in rhyme. But I fell in love with this very short tale. As I read it, I pictured the cat that is in the movie Coraline in my head and even could hear the voice of the actor that played that part, complete with imagined intonations. But you can picture any cat with any voice as you read and I'm sure you'll still enjoy this cute short story.
  • Edgar and the Dragon 2 on April 29, 2019

    This short story was offered for free so I wasn't expecting much. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed reading it. The bible references were a different twist that actually worked well with the storyline. I thought the end might disappoint me by leaving me hanging. I was, again, pleasantly surprised by how the story ending could stand on its own, or be part of a series.