LIMERICK – Children’s Book – The First Star – A Fairy Tale from Jemsbooks!

Here is a post I wrote after I published my 12th children’s book. As with all Jemsbooks children’s books this one also has life lessons as you will see below.

I have written Limericks for all twelve children’s books. Here is the one for The First Star.


There once were two children named Chris and Kim.

Their father being absent, they did miss.

They wished upon the first star

That he would come back from afar.

Now the family is rich and happy, they certainly are.

I am excited to announce that a new children’s book, The First Star, is now available on Amazon as paperback and e-book and to Barnes & Noble as a paperback.


Once upon a time there were two children who loved their father so much that they missed him terribly each time he had to leave to go away to find buyers for his woodworking. The two children, Chris and Kim, were each given a gift made by their father to keep close to them until he could return. They worried whether he would return and prayed on the first star they saw each night that he would come home safely.

This story portrays the love that a father has for his children and them for him in return. It shows that being kind to others by putting others before you can be rewarding. Also, some things like love and good health are far more important than riches.

This book was written when I was in my twenties and my children were quite young. They are all grown up in their…oops, I almost gave their ages away. Let’s just say that they are adults now with children of their own. I wrote this book for my son and daughter, they are named in the book, to help them go to sleep one night. They asked for a new story and I came up with this one.

As all Jemsbooks this book also has life lessons for your children to learn as they read or are read to by you. Children will learn that it is important to love one another and that love, family, and good health are more important than all the riches in the world.

I hope you and your children will enjoy reading this magical tale, The First Star. Check out all the other Jemsbooks to the right of this post by clicking on their covers. There is something for everyone.

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. I appreciate your kind support.


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Blessings & Hugs!



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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2 Responses to LIMERICK – Children’s Book – The First Star – A Fairy Tale from Jemsbooks!

  1. This is wonderful Janice. You made me smile. Hugs.

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