This is a post I wrote in 2017 that I wanted to share with you again. This is the perfect time to stock up on summer reading (what is left of it, that is) for your kids that will keep them entertained and at the same time teach them good behavior.
I had fun writing limericks for my children’s books. Here is the first one I wrote for my first book, Louey the Lazy Elephant. I hope you enjoy it. I will be reposting all the other limericks shortly and writing limericks for my two newest books, Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier and Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab. Happy Reading! Reading is good for your health!
Recently I perused my lovely friend, Bette A. Stevens’ website, when she posted a beautiful limerick about her beloved butterflies. Check it out here.
I found it quite entertaining and decided to give it a try on my children’s books. I hope you enjoy them. I plan to post a different limerick for nine days with each of my young children’s books. (These were all done in 2017. Search for these under Limericks on my site.)
Here is the limerick for my first published book (2013):
Louey the Lazy Elephant
There once was an elephant named Louey,
Who overslept one day, oh phooey!
He woke up to find
The herd left him behind.
Now he’ll no longer be lazy Louey!
Louey is an adorable but lazy elephant who likes to sleep late. One day Louey wakes up to find that the whole herd has moved on without him. Louey is very upset but he is determined to find his herd. Does Louey find his way to his family and friends? Does he learn that it doesn’t pay to be lazy? Take Louey home with you and find out.
Jemsbooks’ children’s books have life lessons within the stories. Louey will teach children that it doesn’t pay to be lazy and it is important to always listen to your mother.
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.
Check out the lovely reviews on Amazon!
Perfect picture book for preschoolers. Louey is a lazy elephant who loves to sleep in. Despite his mother’s warning that the herd will be moving the following morning, Louey decides to ignore her. When Louey finally rouses himself, the herd is gone. Now he is frightened!
Louey searches everywhere and seeks help from animals like the hyena and snake. A bird up above has been watching and observing; she has a proposition for Louey. Will Louey ever find his family? Has he learned a lesson not to be so lazy?
The illustrations in the book are reminiscent of a crayon book. My urge was to scratch them because they look like a finished coloring page. Large print is appealing to young readers; the rhyme makes the book a fun read aloud or bedtime story. Highly recommended for parents, grandparents and teachers.
Try writing a limerick or two with your children. You will both be laughing and spending some quality and fun time together. That is what it is all about – family, love, sharing and caring!