If your children love lambs please check out my children’s book, Lamby the Lonely Lamb. Lamby was created for my granddaughter who has carried around her stuffed lamb toy since she was an infant. She slept with it every night and took it everywhere with her. I remember when I bought it for her. She was instantly attached to it. My daughter bought a second one in case the original one was ever lost.
Of course, now she is all grown up but still has her Lamby tucked away in her room. Maybe she will one day give it to her own children.
She was only three years old at the time I wrote this book. She asked me to write about her Lamby but make it purple. Well, I had a task ahead of me but I created this book with a purple lamb. It carries life lessons as all my books.
The life lessons in this book are – it’s okay to be different, believe in yourself and color shouldn’t matter only what is inside you.
I feel pure joy writing for children and hope with God’s help and blessing to continue to write many more fun adventures for children to read and enjoy. I do enjoy writing for MG/PT/YA and 18+ too!
Here is the limerick I wrote for Lamby:
Lamby the Lonely Lamb
There once was a lamb named Lamby,
Who had no friends or family.
He fell into purple dye.
And he started to cry.
Until a girl took him home to her family.
Lamby is a very different lamb because of his color. He is lonely and only wants to be accepted by the other lambs. Find out what lesson Lamby learns when a little girl, Leah, comes to the farm where Lamby lives.
Lamby the Lonely Lamb won a Mom’s Choice Award in 2014.
Here are some reviews of Lamby:
5.0 out of 5 stars A Cute Story Teaching A Lesson In AdaptingReviewed in the United States on May 7, 2014Format: Kindle EditionVerified PurchaseLamby The Lonely Lamb is a cute story teaching a lesson in adapting, but not conforming to what the norm is. In other words, just because you are different (in this case a different color) doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t fit in: beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In this case it was, a little girl dressed in purple from head to toe, exactly the same color of the little lamb, who was different than all the other lambs, which were white. It also teaches a lesson in tolerance for those who are different than the so-called norm. Janice Spina, the author hits just the right note in teaching a valuable lesson in acceptance in a world where being different doesn’t matter after all. The illustrations were adorable and well done.
Mrs.D.5.0 out of 5 stars Nobody Wants To Be RejectedReviewed in the United States on January 22, 2018Format: Kindle Edition“Lamby the Lonely Lamb” is one of those books that expose children to the real world, where not everyone is kind and likes to share a place under the sun. Just as in real life, the young readers will learn how others feel when nobody wants to accept them. In her enlightening book, Janice Spina teaches children the lesson of acceptance. Children will easily follow the tale of the little purple lamb, which was different from other lambs because he was purple. As often happens in reality, the little purple loner was rejected from a group of white lambs, which did not want to bother with him because of his color. The lonely lamb spends most of his time with nature. Feeling blue and disappointed, he comforts himself in a field with the purple flowers. As in every tale with lambs, here comes the wolf!! NO, NO! He did not eat the sad little lamb, which blended in with the purple flowers. His eyes were on the white, snobby lambs that did not want to accept the purple lamb.
And guess who comes to the rescue?
In “Lamby the Lonely Lamb,” children will find themselves around animals that are acting like they do sometimes. This story has a happy ending and very useful life lesson. Through the story, the young readers will develop logic and compassion, and receive a good education about real-life situations. Sometime, someone may rescue you when you least expect it. A great teaching book with moral lessons.
J L. Mitchell5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE THE ENDING! GREAT STORY!Reviewed in the United States on April 14, 2014Format: Kindle EditionLamby the Lonely Lamb is a wonderful story about a little purple lamb, because of his color the other lambs did not want to play with him. Feeling sad and lonely, he hid out in the field, amid the purple flowers. No one could see him, not even the big bad wolf that crept in–heading straight to the little white lambs, ready to snatch up his meal for the day. But Lamby was quick– he jumped to his feet and gave a big shout to all his friends. The lambs heard the purple lamb’s cry and quickly ran to the barn away from the wolf’s hungry eye. The puzzled wolf looked all around for Lamby, but could not see him!
After the lambs were saved by Lamby, they gathered around to thank him–and promised to always play with him. This made him so sad, because he wanted to be accepted for who he is and not the heroic act he performed. This story has a wonderful life lesson for kids–and a great ending!
Children, parents and teachers will love this entertaining book with its charming rhymes and colorful illustrations. Get your copy; it is definitely another amazing story to add to your collection, along with the author’s other books: ‘Louey the Lazy Elephant’ ‘Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon’ and Jerry the Crabby Crayfish‘
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