Limerick – Jemsbooks – Lamby!

Lamby Word Art

This is a post I wrote in 2017 about my book, Lamby the Lonely Lamb. Give your children some fun summer reading that will help instill good behavior at the same time. Happy Reading! Reading is good for your health! Did you know that?

Here is the third limerick for my third published book (2014) – Lamby the Lonely Lamb. Go to Louey’s limerick here, Ricky’s limerick here.


Lamby the Lonely Lamb

There once was a lamb named Lamby,

Who had no friends or family.

He fell into purple dye.

And he started to cry.

Until a girl took him home to her family.

Lamby Award 2



Lamby is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other online stores.

Lamby won a Mom’s Choice Award in 2014.


Lamby is a very different lamb because of his color. He is very lonely and only wants to be accepted by the other lambs. Find out what lesson Lamby learns when a little girl, Leah, comes to the farm where Lamb lives.

All Jemsbooks’ children’s books have life lessons within the stories. Children learn from Lamby that it is okay to be different, love thyself for the differences that make you unique, accept and be kind to others.

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.

Lamby was written especially for my granddaughter, Leah. She requested that I write a story about her precious little stuffed animal, Lamby, and make him purple! Well, it was quite a challenge but I came through. She was thrilled and excited when Lamby won a Mom’s Choice Award!

Check out the reviews on Amazon:

The Need for True Acceptance. Lovely Life Lesson for Kids., March 16, 2014
*****This review is from: Lamby the Lonely Lamb (Kindle Edition)

“Lamby the Lonely Lamb” is ignored by the other lambs because he is different. Lamby’s coat is purple not white, so the other lambs do not want to play with him. This changed after a heroic act by Lamby, but the little purple lamb was still not happy because he sensed that his new status among his fellow lambs was not due to genuine acceptance. Labmy finally finds happiness when Little Leah, who loves him just the way he is and adopts him. Author Janice Spina and her talented husband, illustrator John Spina, once again relate to children a valuable life lesson in a most entertaining fashion.

If you have not already, enrich your kid’s library with “Lamby the Lonely Lamb” and the Spina Team’s previous books, “Louey the Lazy Elephant”, “Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon”, and “Jerry the Crabby Crayfish”.


A Cute Story Teaching A Lesson In Adapting, May 7, 2014
Verified Purchase *****
This review is from: Lamby the Lonely Lamb (Kindle Edition)
Lamby The Lonely Lamb is a cute story teaching a lesson in adapting, but not conforming to what the norm is. In other words, just because you are different (in this case a different color) doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t fit in: beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In this case it was, a little girl dressed in purple from head to toe, exactly the same color of the little lamb, who was different than all the other lambs, which were white. It also teaches a lesson in tolerance for those who are different than the so-called norm. Janice Spina, the author hits just the right note in teaching a valuable lesson in acceptance in a world where being different doesn’t matter after all. The illustrations were adorable and well done.
***** This review is from: Lamby the Lonely Lamb (Kindle Edition)

Lamby the Lonely Lamb is a wonderful story about a little purple lamb, because of his color the other lambs did not want to play with him. Feeling sad and lonely, he hid out in the field, amid the purple flowers. No one could see him, not even the big bad wolf that crept in–heading straight to the little white lambs, ready to snatch up his meal for the day. But Lamby was quick– he jumped to his feet and gave a big shout to all his friends. The lambs heard the purple lamb’s cry and quickly ran to the barn away from the wolf’s hungry eye. The puzzled wolf looked all around for Lamby, but could not see him!

After the lambs were saved by Lamby, they gathered around to thank him–and promised to always play with him. This made him so sad, because he wanted to be accepted for who he is and not the heroic act he performed. This story has a wonderful life lesson for kids–and a great ending!

Children, parents and teachers will love this entertaining book with its charming rhymes and colorful illustrations. Get your copy; it is definitely another amazing story to add to your collection, along with the author’s other books: ‘Louey the Lazy Elephant’ ‘Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon’ and Jerry the Crabby Crayfish’
Review by author of: Children’s book: The ‘Fishy’ Adventures of Gus, Toby and TooToo: BIG TALE 1 (Action & Adventure Childrens Book Collection) , Ages 6-10) (Friendship:Sharing & Caring

Check out the reviews on Barnes & Noble.

A recipient of the Mom’s Choice Awards! The Mom’s Choice Awards® 

1099 days ago  *****
A recipient of the Mom’s Choice Awards!
The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for parents and educators and is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. Using a rigorous evaluation process, entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost. Around the world, parents, educators, retailers and members of the media trust the MCA Honoring Excellence seal when selecting quality products and services for families and children.
Lamby fell into a vat of purple dye and was purple from head to
787 days ago  *****
Lamby fell into a vat of purple dye and was purple from head to toe.  The other lambs didn’t want to play with Lamby because he was different.  Lamby gets his wish to be accepted for whom he is, not for the way he looks. 
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Thank you for stopping by. Hope you are enjoying the limericks.
Blessings & Hugs!

About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 39 books: 19 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, 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 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 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 17+. 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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