Limerick – Jemsbooks – Sebastian!

Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey


Here’s another limerick to enjoy from Jemsbooks’ Children’s Books. I have been having a grand old time writing these limericks each day. I hope you are enjoying them too!

This one is about my seventh published book, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey (2015).


Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey

There once was a boy named Sebastian,

Who visited the zoo with his radio, a distraction.

The music the monkeys heard

Made their dancing quite absurd.

Now the animals are having fun with Sebastian.

Here is another version:

There once was a monkey named Marvin,

Who for love and respect was starvin’.

When along came a boy

with a musical toy

and now Marvin is no longer starvin’.

Sorry, these limericks can get a little silly at times!

Sebastian cover 2

Sebastian is available on  Jemsbooks


Barnes & Noble


When a little boy, Sebastian, goes to the zoo he meets Marvin the monkey. Sebastian loves monkeys and likes to watch them climb the trees. Something amazing happens when Sebastian’s toy phone suddenly plays music.

Jemsbooks young children’s books have life lessons within the stories that promote good values and behavior in children. Sebastian teaches children the importance of being kind and respectful toward animals. This is a fun book for preschool children. It’s like a dance party which they can get up and take part! Check it out today.

This book was dedicated to my youngest grandson, Sebastian, who has his own stuffed monkey which he treasures.

Check out the reviews on Amazon:

on February 17, 2016 *****
Its a dance party! This book makes me want to turn on the music and dance around! Even without words, the illustrations in this book tell a story in themselves! Its amazing what fun music can bring into ones life 🙂 Thank you Janice for another fun book!


on June 4, 2015 *****
Do you want to know how a mobile phone ring will affect zoo animals? I am not giving it away! You will be amazed when you read this book. Let me suffice to say that your little person will be introduced to many different zoo animals. That in itself will be fun enough. But what are those animals doing? Guess! Nice monkey business, Janice!


Check out the reviews on Barnes & Noble:

A sweet story for young children that will delight them with its c …
91 days ago
A sweet story for young children that will delight them with its colorful illustrations of animals in a zoo. Children will learn the importance of being kind to animals. 
Highly recommended by an award-winning author of children’s and MG/PT books.

Thank you for stopping by! Hope you had fun with this limerick about Sebastian! More limericks coming!!


Blessings & Hugs,


About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 12 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 9 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, Davey & Derek Book 6, and Abby & Holly Books 1 & 2 all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Abby & Holly Book 1 School Dance won a Bronze Medal from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah and Mariah’s Revenge were Finalists in Authorsdb First Lines Contest, Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review and received a 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Book 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 4 of Abby & Holly series for girls and a Dragon series for young children. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2020 and beyond 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 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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14 Responses to Limerick – Jemsbooks – Sebastian!

  1. Mae Clair says:

    These always bring a smile to my face 🙂

  2. macjam47 says:

    Love your limericks! Hugs.❤️

  3. Both of these limericks are very cute, Janice.

  4. Version two is my favorite! 🙂 What a brilliant job you’ve done promoting your wonderful books with limericks, Janice. xo

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