Limerick – Jemsbooks – Jesse!

Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear

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.


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


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.

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.

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,




About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 37 books: 18 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, one young adult book, written under Janice Spina, and 5 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 31 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 6 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear, Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier, The First Star 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 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 7 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, Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab, Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Book 1 (Drystan and Durward Save the Day) 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 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on, 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 2 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about an angel and another about a dog for ages 15+. 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 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 Limerick – Jemsbooks – Jesse!

  1. Mae Clair says:

    Very cute!
    And that’s an adorable book cover 🙂

  2. macjam47 says:

    Sweet Limerick for a cute character.

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