Limerick – Jemsbooks – Colby!

Colby the Courageous Cat

Another limerick for you to enjoy, hopefully!! Here is the limerick for my eighth children’s book, Colby the Courageous Cat (2016). If you would like to read the other limericks, go to Louey, Ricky, Lamby, Jerry, Jesse, Broose and Sebastian.

Limerick

Colby the Courageous Cat

There once was a cat named Colby,

Who was the largest cat of the family.

He took care of his siblings

In spite of their quibbling.

Now he is the favored cat of his family.

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Colby is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online stores. Colby recently won a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award!

Blurb:

Colby is one of a litter of four kittens. The kittens get into all kinds of trouble. Being the biggest and strongest, Colby’s mother expects him to watch over the smaller kittens and keep them safe. Read and find out what Colby does to meet his mother’s expectations.

Jemsbooks’ children’s books are written in rhyme with life lessons that promote good values and behavior in children. Colby teaches children that family is important and that you should love and care for your siblings.

Colby was my daughter’s cat for nine years. He was quite the adventurous soul, staying outside to hunt and only coming home to receive a warm meal and pat on his head.

Check out the reviews on Amazon:

on November 19, 2016
5.0 out of 5 starsA great adventure with Colby the Cat
By Deanie Humphrys-Dunne on November 19, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
Young children and their families are sure to enjoy award-winning author Janice Spina’s latest book, Colby the Courageous Cat. This time, Colby sets out on several adventures with his kitten siblings. In their travels, they encounter several different dangers. What happens when Colby notices bees buzzing around? What does Colby do when he and his family sees a big truck? You’ll see why Colby is very brave indeed. As always, the colorful illustrations by Janice’s husband, John, add to the fun of the story. Congratulations, Janice and John, on another great story.
Review by children’s author, Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
*I was given a copy of this book and chose to review it.

 

on October 15, 2016  *****
Award-winning author Janice Spina, in her newest joint effort with husband John, continues to encourage children to read, by publishing yet another adorable children’s book that entertains as it delivers an important value. In “Colby the Courageous Cat”, the author introduces young readers to Colby the cat, who takes his responsibility to care for his younger siblings very seriously. The charming story is told in rhyme and is accompanied by John Spina’s lovely illustrations. Warmly recommended.

 

Check out the reviews on Barnes & Noble:

This is about Colby, the courageous kitten who keeps his siblings …
 
309 days ago
Lprice

This is about Colby, the courageous kitten who keeps his siblings safe from harm.

Too cute! There are colorful illustrations and the whole story rhymes! 

It is a quick read for any attention deficit child or for a bedtime story or nap. 

What a darling little book! Read it to your child today.

 

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you are enjoying this new segment of Jemsbooks – Limericks. Please come back again. There is another one coming.

Remember:  Reading Gives You Wings to Fly! Soar all year through with Jemsbooks!

Happy reading!

Blessings & hugs,

Janice

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Limerick – Jemsbooks – Sebastian!

Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey

 

Here’s another limerick to enjoy from Jemsbooks’ Children’s Books. I have been having a grand old time writing these limericks each day. I hope you are enjoying them too!

This one is about my seventh published book, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey (2015).

Limerick

Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey

There once was a boy named Sebastian,

Who visited the zoo with his radio, a distraction.

The music the monkeys heard

Made their dancing quite absurd.

Now the animals are having fun with Sebastian.

Here is another version:

There once was a monkey named Marvin,

Who for love and respect was starvin’.

When along came a boy

with a musical toy

and now Marvin is no longer starvin’.

Sorry, these limericks can get a little silly at times!

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Sebastian is available on  Jemsbooks

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Blurb:

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.

Jemsbooks young children’s books have life lessons within the stories that promote good values and behavior in children. Sebastian teaches children the importance of being kind and respectful toward animals. This is a fun book for preschool children. It’s like a dance party which they can get up and take part! Check it out today.

This book was dedicated to my youngest grandson, Sebastian, who has his own stuffed monkey which he treasures.

Check out the reviews on Amazon:

on February 17, 2016 *****
Its a dance party! This book makes me want to turn on the music and dance around! Even without words, the illustrations in this book tell a story in themselves! Its amazing what fun music can bring into ones life 🙂 Thank you Janice for another fun book!

 

on June 4, 2015 *****
Do you want to know how a mobile phone ring will affect zoo animals? I am not giving it away! You will be amazed when you read this book. Let me suffice to say that your little person will be introduced to many different zoo animals. That in itself will be fun enough. But what are those animals doing? Guess! Nice monkey business, Janice!

 

Check out the reviews on Barnes & Noble:

A sweet story for young children that will delight them with its c …
91 days ago
Anonymous
A sweet story for young children that will delight them with its colorful illustrations of animals in a zoo. Children will learn the importance of being kind to animals. 
Highly recommended by an award-winning author of children’s and MG/PT books.

Thank you for stopping by! Hope you had fun with this limerick about Sebastian! More limericks coming!!

REMEMBER: READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS ALL YEAR THROUGH!

Blessings & Hugs,

Janice

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Limerick – Jemsbooks – Broose!

 

Broose the Moose on the Loose

I hope you are enjoying these limericks for all my children’s books. I am featuring a new one in each post.

Here is the limerick for my sixth published children’s book, Broose the Moose on the Loose (2015). If you want to read the other limericks go to Louey, Ricky, Lamby, Jerry, Jesse.

Limerick

Broose the Moose on the Loose

There once was a sad moose named Broose,
Who roamed the woods on the Loose.
He befriended a boy,
Alone but full of joy.
Now Broose is feeling foot loose!

Broose is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble.

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Blurb:

Broose is a sad moose who has no friends until he meets a young boy. Read what happens when Broose meets a boy with the same name as he.

Jemsbooks’ children’s books carry life lessons within the stories that help instill good behavior in children. Broose teaches children the importance of being kind to others,     accept their differences, and that friends matter.

Check out the reviews on Amazon:

5.0 out of 5 starsA wonderful story with an important message to share
ByDeanie Humphrys-Dunneon March 12, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
Broose the Moose was lonely. He had no friends. The other moose laughed at him because Broose was hurt by a bear. Now he had a big scar. One day Broose the Moose was walking in the woods when he noticed a little blond boy, playing with a toy. There was something different about the boy. One of his legs wasn’t very strong. Broose became friends with the little boy. Then he had something special to smile about. Broose found out he had something else in common with the little blond boy who limped. The illustrations are cute and colorful. The message of acceptance and friendship is most important. Children, parents, grandparents and teachers will value this story and enjoy it. I highly recommend this wonderful story by award-winning author, Janice Spina.
review by children’s author, Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

 

5.0 out of 5 starsAnother great lesson in kindness and understanding
ByAmazon Customeron February 17, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
Another great lesson in kindness and understanding. It is a hard lesson for young children to learn. People are easy to judge and be mean when they are afraid of the unknown. Always remember to be kind and don’t judge a book by its cover 🙂 If you open your heart and see beyond the surface, you just might find a friend for life like these two did!

 

5.0 out of 5 stars… winning this from GoodReads First Reads
ByKathryn Olmsteadon July 14, 2015
Format: Paperback
After winning this from GoodReads First Reads this was an adorable book! My son enjoyed this very much. A great books for children and maybe some adults!

Check out review on Barnes & Noble:

Children will love this book about a moose who is sad and doesn’

891 days ago
Anonymous
Children will love this book about a moose who is sad and doesn’t have any joy in his life. The verse is written in rhyme which will be fun for children to read. They will love the colorful illustrations that highlight the story well. There is an important lesson to learn by reading this story that will help children learn acceptance of differences and the value of friendship.

Remember: Reading Gives You Wings to Fly! Soar with Jemsbooks!

Thank you so much for stopping by. Hope you are enjoying these limericks. Love to hear from you. Please be kind and leave a little love for authors in the form of a review!

Happy Reading!

Blessings & hugs,

Janice

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THREE-DAY QUOTE – DAY THREE!

Thank you, Bette A. Stevens, for nominating me.

THREE-DAY QUOTE – DAY THREE!

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Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

Helen Keller

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I nominate:

1. Don Massenzio – DSM Publications

2. Viv Drewa – The Owl Lady

3. Robbie Cheadle – Robbie’s Inspiration

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Blessings & Hugs,

Janice

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THREE-DAY QUOTE – DAY TWO!

Thank you, Bette A. Stevens, for nominating me!

So remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and hold on to that childlike wonder about what makes the universe exist. Stephen Hawking

I nominate:

1. Tina Frisco –  Tinafrisco.com

2. Colleen Chesebro – Colleenchesebrothefairywhisperer.com

3. Annika Perry – Annikaperry.com

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Blessings & Hugs!

Janice

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Limerick – Jemsbooks – Jesse!

Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear

This is a post I wrote in 2017 about my children’s book, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear. Now is the time to stock up for the summer with fun books for your children that will instill in them good behavior. Happy Reading! Did you know that Reading is good for your health? It really is! 

I’m having a wonderful time writing limericks for my nine young children’s books! I hope you are enjoying them too! If you missed the previous ones go to Louey, Ricky, Lamby, and Jerry.

Here’s the next limerick for my fifth published book, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear (2014).

Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear

There once was a Polar Bear named Jesse,
Who only wanted to have a special bestie.
He saved a little seal
From being a meal.
Now his kindness earned a friendship for Jesse.

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Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other online stores.

Blurb:

Jesse is a precocious and very intelligent polar bear. He likes to learn about everything but what polar bears are supposed to know. Jesse has a couple of surprising adventures and learns an important lesson.

Jemsbooks’ children’s books are written in rhyme with life lessons. The stories help to instill in children the importance of being polite, respectful and kind toward others. Jesse teaches children that friends are important and that kindness towards others has its own reward.

This book was dedicated to a little boy I met while on vacation in Aruba four years ago. He was talking to me while we were in the water and I told him I write children’s books. I asked him which animal was his favorite. He responded, “Polar bear.” I promised to write a book about a polar bear just for him. Well, here it is! He did love it!

Check out the reviews on Amazon.

5.0 out of 5 starsAnother Winner!
BySarah Reviewson April 24, 2014
Format: Paperback
Janice and John Spina, a creative husband and wife team, have done it again. Mr. Spina’s wonderful illustrations add loveliness to the delightful story told in rhymes by Mrs. Spina. As in the author’s previous books for children, the ursine protagonist in “Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear” is conferred with human attributes that resonate with children, such as curiosity, a need to socialize, and protectiveness of a good friend. Jessy, who is want of friends, finds one in a baby seal. When the little seal’s safety is threatened, Jesse protects him and shields him from harm. The precocious and kind little polar bear is rewarded in time, as he himself is eventually saved from dangerous waters by the same baby seal.

“Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear” is the fifth in the Spina team’s series of charming kid books that entertain while they instill good values and impart important life lessons. Highly recommended.

5.0 out of 5 starsA fun, educational, and positive book that leaves the reader with a good feeling.
ByMrs.D.on November 30, 2014
Format: Paperback
As with other children’s books by Janice and John Spina, this sweet rhyming story teaches young children all about friendship. As always, the illustrations are unique and the characters are wonderful! It is written in simple, basic, easy-to-understand language that children can freely relate to. The story has a good message that resonates with children. It is easy to use in discussions about friendship and how to make real friends. This book makes a lovely bedtime story, which opens the door for a lot of great conversations. Young children will definitely appreciate reading about the elements of friendship from a point of view that discusses them so meaningfully without dumbing them down. It is written in such a way that the child is fully engaged in the topic of the story. The illustrations convey each point of the action and they help the child understand the emotions of characters. The artwork is simple, but that’s what makes this book unique. It’s a very humble book describing how friends help each other. A good book to teach children a basic lesson about friendship!

 

Check out the reviews on Barnes & Noble.


macjam47
Jesse wants a friend. Jesse doesn’t do what little polar bears are supposed to do. While not minding his mother, Jesse gets into trouble and is saved by an unlikely friend. This adorable story emphasizes not only the need to follow instructions, but also how to be a loyal friend. This darling storybook is beautifully illustrated by the author’s husband. It is sure to keep any young child entertained while teaching valuable lessons.


Anonymous
Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear is a fun and adventuresome story for children to read or have someone else read to them. The drawings are well suited to the story and will keep children engaged as they follow along with Jesse on his adventures. As with all Jemsbooks children will learn a valuable life lesson. In this story the lesson is about paying attention to one’s parent when they are teaching you something important and also about the value of friendship. Children will enjoy the ending of all Jemsbooks where the ending is really the end of each animal. It is a comical touch by the illustrator.

Remember: Reading Gives You Wings to Fly! Soar throughout the year with Jemsbooks!

Please read to your children daily to encourage them and reinforce their creativity. It will be a fun time for all involved and bring you closer as a family.

Thank you for stopping by. Look for more limericks coming! Please check out Jemsbooks today! There is something for all ages and genres. Happy reading!

If you enjoy Jemsbooks, please leave a review where you purchased the books. I love to hear from readers and fans.

Blessings & Hugs,

Janice

 

 

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Fantastic Red City Review of Book 4, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series!

I am thrilled to receive a fantastic review of Book 4, The Case of the Brown Scraggly Dog of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series.

Thank you, Red City Review!

THE CASE OF THE BROWN SCRAGGLY DOG (DAVEY & DEREK JUNIOR DETECTIVES SERIES BOOK 4) BY JANICE SPINA

★★★★★  The Case of the Brown Scraggly Dog is the fourth entry in Janice Spina’s middle-grade series about twin detectives Derek and Davey Donato. The two boys share a gift for magical powers and a bond that allows them to communicate mind-to-mind, which they’ve termed ‘TT’ or ‘twin telepathy.’ Still fledgling warlocks, Davey and Derek receive training from their Aunt Gigi, who is herself an experienced magic-user. One day during training the trio encounters a startled stray dog, and they immediately launch an investigation into the dog’s owner and condition. The group also receives help from the spirit of a cat named Mianna, who lives inside Aunt Gigi’s crystal ball, and their friend Mickey “Cat” Catonni. With such a dynamic team working earnestly to help a lost dog find its owner, it’s just a matter of time before the case is solved. But what discoveries will solving this mystery bring?

This is a sweet, classically entertaining story about two charming boys, as well as their quirky group of friends and family. Over the course of the series, Spina has built up a collection of characters whose emotional openness and intellectual curiosity will doubtlessly draw in and enthrall young readers. Having established Derek and Davey’s status as novice magicians, one could easily imagine the exciting and hilarious directions in which this series might be diverted. While The Case of the Brown Scraggly Dog certainly provides enough appeal to stand on its own, the story’s real pull is in allowing the reader to ask, “What mischief will Derek and Davey get up to next?”

To purchase a copy of The Case of the Brown Scraggly Dog, click here to find it on Amazon.

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Thank you for stopping by! I am doing a happy dance and am thrilled! I can’t thank Red City Review enough for this wonderful review! It made my day!

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

HAPPY READING! READING IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH!

Blessings & Hugs!

Janice

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Three-Day Quote – DAY ONE!

Thank you, Bette A. Stevens, for nominating me.

THREE-DAY QUOTE – DAY ONE!

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.

By Anne Frank (BrainyQuotes.com)

I nominate:

1. Sally CroninSmorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com

2. Debby GiesDGKayewriter.com

3. Deanie H. DunneChildrensbookswithlifelessons.com

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Blessings & Hugs,

Janice

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Limerick – Jemsbooks – Jerry!

Jerry the Crabby Crayfish

This is a post I wrote in 2017 that I wanted to share with you again. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish is one of my most popular books. Kids and parents love Jerry. He teaches children that it is okay to be different. It is okay to be happy with who you are.

It’s time to stock up on books for fun summer reading that will instill good behavior in your children. Happy Reading! Reading is Good for your health!

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 other online stores.

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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Limerick – Jemsbooks – Lamby!

Lamby Word Art

This is a post I wrote in 2017 about my book, Lamby the Lonely Lamb. Give your children some fun summer reading that will help instill good behavior at the same time. Happy Reading! Reading is good for your health! Did you know that?

Here is the third limerick for my third published book (2014) – Lamby the Lonely Lamb. Go to Louey’s limerick here, Ricky’s limerick here.

Limerick

Lamby the Lonely Lamb

There once was a lamb named Lamby,

Who had no friends or family.

He fell into purple dye.

And he started to cry.

Until a girl took him home to her family.

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LAMBY THE LONELY LAMB

Lamby is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other online stores.

Lamby won a Mom’s Choice Award in 2014.

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Lamby is a very different lamb because of his color. He is very lonely and only wants to be accepted by the other lambs. Find out what lesson Lamby learns when a little girl, Leah, comes to the farm where Lamb lives.

All Jemsbooks’ children’s books have life lessons within the stories. Children learn from Lamby that it is okay to be different, love thyself for the differences that make you unique, accept and be kind to others.

Jemsbooks instill good behavior in young children by repetition and rhyming. Children will have fun reading while they learn how to behave politely and with respect to others.

Lamby was written especially for my granddaughter, Leah. She requested that I write a story about her precious little stuffed animal, Lamby, and make him purple! Well, it was quite a challenge but I came through. She was thrilled and excited when Lamby won a Mom’s Choice Award!

Check out the reviews on Amazon:

The Need for True Acceptance. Lovely Life Lesson for Kids., March 16, 2014
 
*****This review is from: Lamby the Lonely Lamb (Kindle Edition)

“Lamby the Lonely Lamb” is ignored by the other lambs because he is different. Lamby’s coat is purple not white, so the other lambs do not want to play with him. This changed after a heroic act by Lamby, but the little purple lamb was still not happy because he sensed that his new status among his fellow lambs was not due to genuine acceptance. Labmy finally finds happiness when Little Leah, who loves him just the way he is and adopts him. Author Janice Spina and her talented husband, illustrator John Spina, once again relate to children a valuable life lesson in a most entertaining fashion.

If you have not already, enrich your kid’s library with “Lamby the Lonely Lamb” and the Spina Team’s previous books, “Louey the Lazy Elephant”, “Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon”, and “Jerry the Crabby Crayfish”.

 

A Cute Story Teaching A Lesson In Adapting, May 7, 2014
By 
 
Verified Purchase *****
This review is from: Lamby the Lonely Lamb (Kindle Edition)
Lamby The Lonely Lamb is a cute story teaching a lesson in adapting, but not conforming to what the norm is. In other words, just because you are different (in this case a different color) doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t fit in: beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In this case it was, a little girl dressed in purple from head to toe, exactly the same color of the little lamb, who was different than all the other lambs, which were white. It also teaches a lesson in tolerance for those who are different than the so-called norm. Janice Spina, the author hits just the right note in teaching a valuable lesson in acceptance in a world where being different doesn’t matter after all. The illustrations were adorable and well done.
LOVE THE ENDING! GREAT STORY!, April 14, 2014
 
***** This review is from: Lamby the Lonely Lamb (Kindle Edition)

Lamby the Lonely Lamb is a wonderful story about a little purple lamb, because of his color the other lambs did not want to play with him. Feeling sad and lonely, he hid out in the field, amid the purple flowers. No one could see him, not even the big bad wolf that crept in–heading straight to the little white lambs, ready to snatch up his meal for the day. But Lamby was quick– he jumped to his feet and gave a big shout to all his friends. The lambs heard the purple lamb’s cry and quickly ran to the barn away from the wolf’s hungry eye. The puzzled wolf looked all around for Lamby, but could not see him!

After the lambs were saved by Lamby, they gathered around to thank him–and promised to always play with him. This made him so sad, because he wanted to be accepted for who he is and not the heroic act he performed. This story has a wonderful life lesson for kids–and a great ending!

Children, parents and teachers will love this entertaining book with its charming rhymes and colorful illustrations. Get your copy; it is definitely another amazing story to add to your collection, along with the author’s other books: ‘Louey the Lazy Elephant’ ‘Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon’ and Jerry the Crabby Crayfish’
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A recipient of the Mom’s Choice Awards!
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Lamby fell into a vat of purple dye and was purple from head to
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Lamby fell into a vat of purple dye and was purple from head to toe.  The other lambs didn’t want to play with Lamby because he was different.  Lamby gets his wish to be accepted for whom he is, not for the way he looks. 
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