Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey

Thank you, Michelle Clement James, for your kind review of Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey! Love it! Hugs xo

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Words by Janice Spina
Pictures by John Spina

Sebastian Meets Marvin the MonkeySynopsis

When a little boy, Sebastian, goes to the zoo he meets Marvin the monkey. Sebastian loves monkeys and likes to watch them climb the trees. Something amazing happens when Sebastian’s toy phone suddenly plays music.

My Review

Janice Spina writes wonderful children’s books which are illustrated by her husband, John Spina.  I’ve recently read Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey, written in verse.  Marvin the Monkey, lives at the zoo and acts like a clown for the visitors who have come to see him.  He is not very entertaining.  Then one day, Sebastion, a kind-hearted boy who loves animals, waits patiently for Marvin to do something.  When the music from his toy phone begins to play, Sebastian dances.  Marvin likes the music and starts to dance, too. The other monkeys start to dance, as well, and soon all the animals at…

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About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with nine children's books for PS-Gr 4, five middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and two novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish won a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award. All her books are available on Amazon.com, Create Space, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on a mystery series for girls, a sequel to her first novel, Hunting Mariah, and a YA fantasy series will be coming in 2018 along with more children's books. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog https://jemsbooks.wordpress.com for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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4 Responses to Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey

  1. macjam47 says:

    I’m so glad you liked my review. Another great book by Janice Spina!

  2. Norah says:

    That’s a lovely review, Janice, and sounds like a lovely story. Well done.

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