Do Your Children Love Polar Bears?

I created Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear for a little boy I met when on vacation in Aruba. When he found out that I was an author of children’s books he was interested in a book about polar bears, his favorite animal. I promised him to have his book completed by the following year when I returned to Aruba. When I presented a copy of the book to Jesse he was thrilled!

Here is a limerick I created about Jesse:

Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear

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 is a photo of adorable Jesse with his book. He is now a grown up preteen who shares his book with his two younger brothers.

Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear dedicated to Jesse

The life lessons in Jesse are listen to your mother and friends are important.

Blurb:

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.

Here are a few reviews on Amazon:

JC5.0 out of 5 stars Good book for curious childrenReviewed in the United States on November 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??


Michelle Clements James
5.0 out of 5 stars Lesson on friendshipReviewed in the United States on June 18, 2015Format: Kindle EditionVerified PurchaseJesse wants a friend. Jesse doesn’t do what little polar bears are supposed to do. While not minding his mother, Jesse gets into trouble and is saved by an unlikely friend. This adorable story emphasizes not only the need to follow instructions, but also how to be a loyal friend. This darling storybook is beautifully illustrated by the author’s husband. It is sure to keep any young child entertained while teaching valuable lessons.


Sarah Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Winner!Reviewed in the United States on April 24, 2014Format: PaperbackJanice and John Spina, a creative husband and wife team, have done it again. Mr. Spina’s wonderful illustrations add loveliness to the delightful story told in rhymes by Mrs. Spina. As in the author’s previous books for children, the ursine protagonist in “Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear” is conferred with human attributes that resonate with children, such as curiosity, a need to socialize, and protectiveness of a good friend. Jessy, who is want of friends, finds one in a baby seal. When the little seal’s safety is threatened, Jesse protects him and shields him from harm. The precocious and kind little polar bear is rewarded in time, as he himself is eventually saved from dangerous waters by the same baby seal.

“Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear” is the fifth in the Spina team’s series of charming kid books that entertain while they instill good values and impart important life lessons. Highly recommended


D
eanie Humphrys-Dunne5.0 out of 5 stars Another endearing, educational book by Janice Spina!Reviewed in the United States on April 24, 2014Format: Kindle EditionJanice Spina didn’t disappoint her readers with her new book, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear. Jesse is curious, bright and playful. He loves to play by sliding around on the ice. Jesse’s mom tries to teach him about hunting for food. But Jesse would rather look for new friends. One day, he protects a baby seal, even though Jesse’s mom had something else in mind for his new friend. The little seal remembered Jesse’s kind act. One day something happens and Jesse is in danger. That day, Jesse learned an important lesson. Children, parents and teachers will love this story and they will remember the wisdom it shares. I highly recommend this lovely book. Congratulations to Janice and her husband, John, who created the delightful, colorful, illustrations. You make a great team.
Reviewed by children’s author, Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

I hope your children will enjoy this book and learn valuable life lessons. All Jemsbooks carry life lessons – be kind and caring toward others, it’s okay to be different, be the best you can be, listen to your mother, be respectful of parents and others, and friendship and family matter.

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Blessings & Hugs!

Janice

About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 13 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 10 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 3 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 18 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 and received a 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, 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 5 of Abby & Holly series for girls and Book 2 of Drystan the Dragon series for young children. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2021 and beyond along with more children's books and novels for 18+. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, 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 http://jemsbooks.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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5 Responses to Do Your Children Love Polar Bears?

  1. noelleg44 says:

    My new grandson will love this when he’s old enough – dragons, too!

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