Love your Siblings – Colby the Courageous Cat!

Colby the Courageous Cat loves and cares for his siblings in this fun adventure. He teaches children that family is important and should be treated with kindness and respect.

I wrote this book in memory of my daughter’s cat, Colby, who we had for nine years. He was a wild adventuresome cat who liked to roam around at night looking for mice, squirrels and other little creatures of the night to chase.

Colby is an award-winning book. It received a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award. It is also available on Barnes & Noble.



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.


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.

Reviews on Amazon:

Mrs.D.5.0 out of 5 starsHello, Kitty!January 22, 2018Format: Kindle EditionWho doesn’t like books about kittens, especially kittens which like adventures? It wouldn’t be a real kitten if it didn’t get in some trouble. I know this because have kittens adopted me a few times now.

“Colby the Courageous Cat,” written by award-winning author Janice Spina and illustrated by John Spina, is one of those books that entertains and educates young children at the same time. While following Colby the kitten and his siblings on great adventures, children will face a few dangerous situations that will make them applaud the brave kitten. It’s a lovely story that encourages children to think and act when they see a danger, and to take responsibility then they are in charge.

The bright, colorful illustrations and rhyming storyline put children into an exploring mood and paying attention to Colby’s actions, as he is in charge of his frisky brothers and sisters. Their love of exploring could get them in trouble, but the biggest brother makes sure he keeps them safe. It is a fast read for any child, wonderful for a bedtime story or nap, and to read aloud at mom’s clubs or libraries. A great book for toddlers and up, and for sure the cat lovers like me!

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne5.0 out of 5 starsA great adventure with Colby the CatNovember 19, 2016Format: Paperback5.0 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.

Maria Kiguthi4.0 out of 5 starsBright Illustrations and RhymesJuly 14, 2017Format: PaperbackThe book has bright colorful illustrations and a story that rhymes. That help the kids keep paying attention. Colby is the biggest of the 4 kittens his mother has. He has very bright green eyes and is a black and grey kitten. His brother and sister want to explore and he must keep them safe.

Sarah Reviews5.0 out of 5 starsA Lovely Story for Little ChildrenOctober 15, 2016Format: Kindle EditionAward-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.

Thank you for stopping by to read about Colby. I hope you will check out this book and other books by Jemsbooks.


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About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 42 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 7 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 36 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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3 Responses to Love your Siblings – Colby the Courageous Cat!

  1. Another lovely sounding book, Janice.

  2. Love it, Janice! 🙂 Sharing… xo

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