A Happy Surprise for Jesse!

I wanted to share this happy surprise for Jesse.

My newest children’s book, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear, was dedicated to an adorable little boy named Jesse.  Yes, the book was named after him.

I sent out the book to Jesse and have kept in touch with his mother.  She wrote me today to say that they received the book and that Jesse was very excited and thrilled with it.  He even brought the book to school to share for Show and Tell. Jesse’s mother was gracious enough to let me share this picture with you of Jesse with his book.  He has a beautiful smile and an infectious personality.

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That is the reason why I write – to see children happy and delighted to read my books.

Have fun, Jesse, reading Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear!  It was a sincere pleasure to write this book for you.  My illustrator/husband had fun illustrating it too.  Thank you, Jesse, for sharing your beautiful smile.  You made my day!

Each time we create a children’s book we put all of ourselves into the project.  The characters become alive once they are illustrated and I love this part of the process. I know what each character should look like and with my husband’s talent he creates the images.  He has an idea what he needs to do for each book which shows his creativity to adjust to subjects with ease.  I am extremely fortunate to have him as my illustrator.

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Thought for the day:  Share a smile each day – it is contagious!

All of my books are available here:  Amazon Author Page

Thank you, readers, for stopping by to read this blog.  Your support is always appreciated.





About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 33 books: 16 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 4 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 books have received 25 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 10 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-5 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 and received a 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 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 novel and Book 4 of Drystan the Dragon series for young children. An historical novel and a YA fantasy series will be coming in 2021 and beyond along with more children's books and novels for 18+. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, 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 http://jemsbooks.blog 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 A Happy Surprise for Jesse!

    • jjspina says:

      Thank you, Chris. His smile means a lot to me! I made him happy – that is what it is all about – making kids happy to read my books!

  1. Lovely post Janice it just be fabulous to receive such a cute photo with your book making him smile 🙂

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