Limerick – Jemsbooks – Jerry!

Jerry the Crabby Crayfish

If you are just tuning in, I have been writing limericks for my nine children’s books. I posted three previous ones. Go to Limerick for Louey here, Ricky here, and Lamby here.

Here is the fourth limerick for my fourth published children’s book (2014), Jerry the Crabby Crayfish.

Jerry the Crabby Crayfish

There once was a crayfish named Jerry

Who every day was anything but merry.
Each day his wish
Was to be a fish.
Until he realized he wanted to be just Jerry!

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Jerry is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Create Space.

Blurb:

Jerry is a crabby crayfish who all day long wishes he could be a fish. One day something happens in the fish tank that makes Jerry change his mind. Read about the valuable lesson Jerry learns.

Jemsbooks’ children’ books carry life lessons that instill in children good values. Jerry teaches children the importance of being happy with whom you are and strive to be the best you can possibly be. Jerry won a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award!

Jerry was a real crayfish in a tank in our home. He is no longer with us now but he was quite a character! He did wave his claws at anyone who came too close to his tank. When he was hungry  he would wave and tape one claw on the side of the tank to get our attention. He really was a beautiful blue color! He was a lot of fun to watch and we all miss him, my grandchildren especially.

Read the reviews on Amazon:

Jerry the Crabby Crayfish review by Wynette Mills

***** May 11, 2014

Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
Children will be very curious about this little blue creature. Aquariums and fish captivate little minds to ask “why” and “how”. It teaches us that we are all very special in our own way and by helping one another we learn much about ourselves. It also teaches children about the time and care it requires to have a pet as well as some science fun facts about Jerry molting. The illustrations will keep the children looking for more. I will look for more stories from this talented Author.

5.0 out of 5 starsDelightfully entertaining and educational!
BySRM-Reviewson February 19, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
In her new book for children, “Jerry the Crabby Crayfish”, author Janice Spina once again entertains young readers as she teaches them an important life lesson.

Jerry the crayfish, a cave dweller in a fish tank that was populated by various multi-colored fish, was a very unhappy fellow. Jerry was miserable and discontented with being a crayfish and was quite vocal about his desire to be a fish. But when opportunity arose for him to help others in the fish tank, Jerry realized his unique gifts and wished to be a fish no more.

Mrs. Spina lovely story telling abilities and her husband, John Spina’s fabulous illustrations make this kid book a must have!

 

5.0 out of 5 starsAnother Gem
ByAmazon Customeron March 24, 2014
Format: Paperback
This is the second book I have read by the author and I loved it. The repetition in the story and the message it reinforces should have children repeating “Swish, swish, swish, I wish I were a fish” all day long. Once again the illustrations by John Spina are a delight for the visual senses and the deceptively simply imagery is colorful and beautiful. Janice weaves another unique and interesting tale with a subtle environmental message about not interfering with what nature does best on her own. I also love the way she finishes each book with “The End” showing the behind (as in bottom) of each central character, which I think will have children giggling with delight. These books are best read out loud, with children turning the pages and listening, but older children will be able to read on their own without too much trouble. As an educational note: Janice introduces some exact names of some types of fish, never assuming that children would not be ready to learn them, which I think demonstrates her dedication to teaching and instructing children, as much as engaging them with the sweet little stories. I highly recommend this book and look forward to reading Lamby the Lonely Lamb.

Check review on Barnes & Noble:

Jerry the Crabby Crayfish is a fun story to read. 

889 days ago
Anonymous
Jerry the Crabby Crayfish is a fun story to read. The verse is repetitive which gives the reader something to repeat in a fun and entertaining way. Jerry says, "Swish, swish, I wish I was a fish!" There is an important lesson to be learned about life as in all Jemsbooks. In this book children will learn that we sometimes are not happy with who we are or what we can do but that we are all important. We all have something that we are good at and never ever give up doing this well. The illustrations are colorful, fun, entertaining and go well with the story.

Remember Reading Gives You Wings to Fly! Soar every day with Jemsbooks! 

Please be kind and leave a review for books you read. Authors will appreciate your efforts!

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you are enjoying the limericks. Try your hand at writing some with your children. You will all have a fun time time creating them.

Drop by again for more limericks – five more coming!

Blessings & hugs,

Janice

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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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8 Responses to Limerick – Jemsbooks – Jerry!

  1. Another really cute limerick, Janice.

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