Do Your Children Love Polar Bears?

Here is an adorable polar bear story that your children will love: Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear.

This story was dedicated to a little boy I met in Aruba back in 2014 by the name of Jesse. I met Jesse when I went swimming at the resort we stayed in Aruba. We started talking and I told him that I write children’s books. I then asked him what was his favorite animal. He replied that it was the polar bear. I then promised to write a story just for him about a polar bear named Jesse and bring it with me the following year. He was thrilled to receive it. He is much older now but shares this book with his two younger brothers.

As in all Jemsbooks for Children there are life lessons to be learned for young readers or those who do not yet read. In this book Jesse learns that it’s important to listen to his mother, that friends are important, and to be kind to others.

Here is cute little Jesse after I sent him the book. He looks happy!

Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear dedicated to Jesse in 2014
Here’s Jesse in Aruba with me in 2018! He is a more serious boy now and wasn’t sure if he wanted to have his picture taken. After I promised to put it on my blog he was happy.
Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear

Also available on Barnes & Noble.


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.

Illustrations and cover by John Spina


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.

Here are some reviews from Amazon:

JC 5.0 out of 5 starsGood book for curious childrenNovember 24, 2014Format: PaperbackJesse is a baby polar bear who not only likes to ask a lot of questions, but also questions the status quo of all the things around him.

As tough as it is sometimes, his mother lets him express his opinions and just once in a while, lets him get away with certain things that are contrary to a polar bear’s best judgment.

In the end, mama’s patience pays off, as Jesse is saved by a dear friend that he would not have, had he followed traditional rules.

The book teaches little ones (and their parents) that sometimes, not everything has to be the way it has always been. It also reminds us to breathe deeply every time our little one asks us repeatedly why, why, why, why???

5.0 out of 5 starsBoth of these stories are ABSOLUTELY adorable. They are both about cute mischievous little animalsFebruary 17, 2015Format: Kindle Edition“Jesse The Precocious Polar Bear” and “Ricky The Rambunctious Raccoon”. By Janice Spina. Available at and Both of these stories are ABSOLUTELY adorable. They are both about cute mischievous little animals. The illustrations are handrawn and easy to see especially for a young baby. Jacob loved the polar bears blue tounge!. Jacob gives these stories two slobbery baby thumbs up!

Amazon Customer5.0 out of 5 starsThis book was so fun! I enjoyed it tremendouslyFebruary 17, 2016Format: Kindle EditionThis book was so fun! I enjoyed it tremendously! Seeing how the polar bear and seal became friends regardless of natural instinct was great! Always be kind to one another, love one another, and always do what you feel is right in your heart.

Trish5.0 out of 5 starsWhat fun!June 22, 2014Format: Kindle EditionVerified PurchaseThis story is fun for younger children and helps to instill the importance of being kind to others. Jesse learned that one good deed made him a friend for life. It showed him why it is good to look out for others because sometimes you may be the one who needs a helping hand. Another great story by Janice Spina with lively illustrations from John Spina. I am sure there will be many more book to come!

J L. Mitchell5.0 out of 5 starsWonderful Life Lesson!July 19, 2014Format: Kindle EditionJesse the Precocious Polar Bear
Cover Art: Adorable

Another wonderful story by talented writer Janice Spina with amazing illustrations from John Spina! Mama Polar Bear wants to teach Little Jesse how to hunt, how to cut holes in the ice and bring in delicious food. But Jesse, who has an adventurous mind of his own, wants to look for a friend or two instead, someone to play with from morning till night. Something surprising happens in this story! Does Jesse find an unusual friend? Did he learn how to hunt? Was he ever in danger in the icy waters? Get your copy of Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear to find out what it is!

Your children will enjoy this story and learn valuable lessons that will stay with them for a lifetime. Highly recommended!

Also, check out Janice’s library for more wonderful stories: Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Lamby the Lonely Lamb, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon & Louey the Lazy Elephant.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you will check out this book and other books by Jemsbooks on Amazon or Barnes & Noble and also on You can also easily click covers on the right of this post for purchase.

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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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9 Responses to Do Your Children Love Polar Bears?

  1. This sounds very cute, Janice.

  2. Darlene says:

    I’m sure Jesse, the boy, was delighted! How sweet of you.

  3. Reblogged this on Author Don Massenzio and commented:
    Do Your Children Love Polar Bears? If they do, check out the book Jessie the Precocious Polar Bear by Janice Spina as featured in this post from her blog.

  4. Love your collection of rhyming children’s books, Janice. Great excerpt and reviews for Jessie! 🙂 Sharing…

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