Limerick – Jemsbooks – Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab!

LIMERICKS FOR JEMSBOOKS!

Here is a Limerick for one of my newest books #10 (2018), Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab, about a pet we had in one of our fish tanks (saltwater).

I have had lots of fun writing limericks for my previous books. I just  had to do one for Clarence Henry. I don’t want him to feel left out.

If you are just stopping by and would like to read the limericks for my other books go to Louey, Ricky, Lamby, Jerry, Jesse, Broose, Sebastian, Colby, Jeffrey. There are 11 children’s books presently, a new one (a fairy tale) will be coming this summer.

LIMERICK

CLARENCE HENRY THE HERMIT CRAB

There once was a hermit crab named Clarence Henry.

Who lived in a tank with fish aplenty.

He came to his new home missing a leg and a claw.

But fortunately for this there is no law.

Now Clarence Henry stays deep in his shell.

Until one day he’ll be whole again and well.

BLURB:

Clarence Henry is different from other hermit crabs. He came to his new home minus one claw and a leg. He needs to protect himself until he can grow new appendages. Will Clarence Henry be able to meet the challenges in his new water world?

Clarence Henry was a real aquatic hermit crab who lived in a saltwater fish tank in our home. We watched him interact with the other creatures in the tank.

He was resilient, intelligent, and a joy to have as a pet. We took some photos of him as he grew his claw and leg and changed shells.

We shared these photos and facts about hermit crabs in the back of the book. I hope you will enjoy them. This book will make a wonderful resource for classrooms.

All Jemsbooks children’s books are written in rhyme with life lessons. In Clarence Henry children will learn that it is important to work hard and not to let anything prevent you from doing a job at everything you undertake. Also, it is okay to be different from others. Always believe in yourself.

Get your copy of Clarence Henry today.

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Reviews on Amazon:

Mrs.D.

January 28, 2018

Format: Kindle Edition

“Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab” is a wonderful story, based on a true story supported by real pictures. Apparently author Janice Spina and her husband, the illustrator, took real pleasure in observing this resilient creature in their fish tank.

The hermit crab was their pet, which was missing a claw and one of his legs. The story disclosed a few challenges that newcomer met while growing his new claw and leg. Smart, hardworking, and tough, the courageous crab dealt with his disabilities bravely as he moved ahead to his full recovery. He worked hard, keeping himself busy cleaning the tank and getting along with other occupants in his new home.

The photos and facts about hermit crabs that the Spinas share with the readers are educational and entertaining. The facts about the life of these resilient water creatures are an extra bonus. This book will make a good, useful source for teachers and homeschooling and readers like me, people who have no knowledge about the crabs.

Clarence Henry teaches children to have patience, dedication, and stay strong while going through their own tests. The ailing crab did not give up. Instead, he worked hard and bravely overcame his obstacles. He may have felt different from the other occupants in the tank, but it did not stop him from focusing on his goal.

As in other inspiring books by the Spinas, children will enjoy this book for many reasons: a true teaching story, educational facts, fascinating photos, and the message this book conveys. Never, never, never, never give up!

S Reviews

January 28, 2018

Format: Kindle Edition
“Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab” is another lovely creation by author Janice Spina and illustrator John Spina, whose relatable stories entertain young children while they also convey important messages. The protagonist in the Spinas joint venture is a hermit crab challenged by a lost a leg and a lost claw, who must manage until his missing appendages grow back.
Added bonus: Interesting facts about hermit crabs at the end of the book.
A wonderful addition to the JEMBOOKS growing library of books for children.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have enjoyed all my limericks. Stay tuned for one more coming soon.

REMEMBER: READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS.COM!

Happy reading everyone! Reading is good for your health!

Blessings & Hugs!

Janice

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About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with eleven children's books for PS-Gr 4, five middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and three 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, Broose the Moose on the loose, Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost, all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, 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 and a YA fantasy series will be coming in 2019 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 – Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab!

  1. noelleg44 says:

    Wonderful take on a creature I spend a lot of time watching at the beach!

  2. Mae Clair says:

    Another good one, Janice! 🙂

  3. The Owl Lady says:

    Love your limerick’s, Janice! @v@ ❤

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