I recently read a limerick on a friend’s website and decided to try my hand at limericks for each of my children’s books. I hope you enjoy them each day. Since I have nine young children’s books I will be writing nine limericks. Read Louey the Lazy Elephant’s limerick here.
Second post on Limericks on Jemsbooks Blog features my second published (2013) book, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon.
RICKY THE RAMBUNCTIOUS RACCOON
There once was a raccoon named Ricky,
Who foraged without his mother too quickly.
He ran into a skunk
Into a lake he did dunk
Now Ricky’s feeling a little bit sickly!
Ricky is a rambunctious or very active raccoon who likes to wander around to find something new to eat. One night during his foraging for food Ricky runs into all kinds of trouble. Will Ricky get home safely? Will he learn his lesson to listen to his mother?
All Jemsbooks’ children’s book have life lessons within the stories. Children will learn that it is important to always listen to one’s mother. When you are young never venture out alone.
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.
Check out the lovely reviews on Amazon:
is the second rhyming book that I have had the pleasure to read from the talented husband and wife team of author Janice Spina and illustrator John Spina. Written in an easy-to-read style, this adorable story will take young readers along on the adventures of self-confident young Ricky the Raccoon, who likes to wonder alone at night looking for snacks. He thinks that he is invisible in the dark and that no one can see him. Little does he know that danger lurks around every corner and that there will be consequences for breaking Mom’s rules. Through his adventures in the night, he learns his lesson: rules that his mom taught him are for a reason. They are to keep him safe and alive.
The story is written in a very gentle way. It is sweet and appealing, a wonderful teaching tool for preschoolers or beginning readers. Children will easily relate to this story because many of them already know what rules are for and some of them may have broken them already. They will have fun following this cute character through the sweet, bright illustrations, colored with pencils or crayons. Youngsters will love this type of artwork because it resembles what kids usually draw, simple pictures from their imagination. While reading about the little adventurer who thinks he can run free wherever and whenever he wants, children will learn a valuable lesson: there is always a price to pay if you do not obey your parents’ rules.
Another wonderful read from the Spinas! A great teaching book for parents, teachers, and babysitters. The rhymes in this charming tale make it perfect to read to the little ones in your life!
a lesson, whilst entertaining them with the funny antics of this mischievous, but endearing fellow. Children will laugh at what happens
to Ricky as he humorously tries to evade the creatures of the night, whilst his mother is looking for him. It’s unusual for the narrative to
be set against a black background, but in the context of this story, it makes perfect sense, given that all the action takes place at night.
It is another aspect of this story that will appeal to children and help them interpret the message and imagine the world in the story.
Another great book, by a clever team of Author and Illustrator.
By Deanie Humphrys-Dunne "Deanie Humphrys-Dunne" (CT) – See all my reviews
This review is from: Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon (Paperback)
Ricky is a very adventurous raccoon. He likes to investigate everything and sometimes his inquisitive nature gets him in trouble. In the beginning of the story, Ricky thinks that when it’s dark outside, no one will see him. But he encounters an animal who gives him an unpleasant surprise. Just when he recovered from that, he narrowly escapes a new danger.
Children, parents and teachers will love this entertaining book with it’s charming rhymes and colorful illustrations. They will also remember the lesson that Ricky learned. This is a wonderful story, which I highly recommend. Another adorable book by Janice and John Spina!
Review by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
Author of Tails of Sweetbrier
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