Limericks – Jemsbooks – Jeffrey!

Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe

I have come to the end of my limericks for Jemsbooks’ Children’s Books with my ninth published book, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe (2017). If you would like to read the other limericks go to Louey, Ricky, Lamby, Jerry, Jesse, Broose, Sebastian, and Colby.


Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe

There once was a giraffe named Jeffrey.

Loud noises and sounds made him jittery.

His mother told him, “You’re strong

No matter what might go wrong.”

Now Jeffrey is no longer stressed and jittery.

Jeffrey 2

Jeffrey is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble.


Jeffrey is a nervous giraffe due to a terrible storm on the day of his birth. He remembers that day and is frightened of any kind of noise or unexpected things happening to him. His mother tells him that he is stronger than he thinks.

One day Jeffrey meets another giraffe who needs his help. Read this story in rhyme and find out what important lesson Jeffrey learns when he thinks of others before himself.

Jemsbooks’ children’s books are written in rhyme with life lessons. These books instill and promote good behavior and values in children. Jeffrey teaches children to be kind and helpful to others and always believe in yourself. Also, always listen to your mother; she knows best!

This book was dedicated to a little boy at the request of his grandmother. Unfortunately, I do not know the woman’s name or how to reach her to share this book with her grandson. I hope that she will see this book and remember her request from me and get in touch.

Check out reviews on Amazon:

on June 20, 2017 *****
Ms. Janice Spina, a prolific writer of children’s books as well as books for young adults and adults, does it again. In “Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe”, she created a lovely character, through whom she imparts a wonderful message to young kids and teaches them how to overcome self-limiting jitters and reminds them of the reward inherent in being kind to others. Lovely illustrations by John Spina. Great husband and wife teamwork!


on May 29, 2017
Jeffrey is a nervous young giraffe because he constantly remembers the day when he was born. There was a loud, scary thunderstorm that day so any noise at all made Jeffrey afraid. His mama taught him a little rhyme to repeat whenever he was scared, but it didn’t seem to help. One day something happens that changes everything for him and Jeffrey learns an important lesson. This is another delightful book by Janice Spina and children will love it. They’ll enjoy learning about Jeffrey’s problem, and especially about the valuable solution. I highly recommend this entertaining story.
Reviewed by children’s author, Deanie Humphrys-Dunne


Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed these limericks and will try writing some with your children. Have fun writing and reading!

Please check out all Jemsbooks for important life lessons for your children. They make wonderful gifts for birthdays, holidays and every day.

Remember:  Reading Gives You Wings to Fly! Soar all year round with Jemsbooks!

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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9 Responses to Limericks – Jemsbooks – Jeffrey!

  1. noelleg44 says:

    A classic, Janice!

  2. So cute and clever, Janice! 🙂 Sharing… xo

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