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 12 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 7 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 3 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, Colby the Courageous Cat, Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost, and Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah was a Finalist in Authorsdb First Lines Contest. Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review. 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 Book 3 of Abby & Holly series for girls, a fairy tale and Book 6 of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. 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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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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