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.


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.

Colby 2

Colby is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Create Space.


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

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.

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Happy reading!

Blessings & hugs,



About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 41 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 6 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 33 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. 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 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel 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 a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, 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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