Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear – My 6th Publication – 2014!

I will be featuring a different book in each of these posts until I have featured all 31 of my books. In this post the spotlight is on Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear. Jesse was published in April of 2014.

Jesse was dedicated to a young boy I met in Aruba while on vacation. This little boy was talking to me in the water. When I told him I was an author of children’s books about animals he announced that his favorite animal was polar bears. I promised that I would write a story just for him about polar bears and bring it with me the following year when I returned to Aruba. His family goes every year too.

Well, I did of course complete the book and brought a copy to Aruba for him the following year. He was thrilled! His family sent me a photo of him with the book. I think Jesse looks quite happy, don’t you?

If you haven’t met Jesse yet please pick up your copy today and bring little Jesse home to your children to enjoy. They will learn important life lessons that will please parents.

Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear – Jesse teaches children that friends are important and mothers know best.

Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear dedicated to Jesse


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.

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 are some reviews from Amazon:

Gigi Sedlmayer, Book Excellence Award Finalist winning author of the Talon series5.0 out of 5 stars Jesse, the precocious Polar bear. Reviewed in the United States on March 11, 2015Verified PurchaseAnother great and life lesson story by Janice Spina

Jesse the Polar Bear is different from all the others, he is precocious and intelligent as he ask questions about everything. He wants to explore, learn about other animals and make friends. But what animal would like to be friend with a Polar Bear and not be afraid of?

His mother teaches him how to cut holes into the ice to get there food but Jesse didn’t pay attention, he looked around to find a friend.

Suddenly a baby seal flew out of one hole and landed on top of him. Jesse protected him from his mother, who wanted to have him at a meal, and let him go again, to the misery of his mum.

And then an orca swam close to Jesse and the orca wanted to eat Jesse. Well now… I am not telling you everything. You have to buy the book to find out if Jesse will survive the attack of the orca.

It is always good to have friend they can help you. A good deed is what Jesse wanted to do.

Every child will enjoy that beautiful written book with great drawings.

Michelle Clements James5.0 out of 5 stars Lesson on friendship Reviewed in the United States on June 18, 2015Verified 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.

Trish5.0 out of 5 stars What fun!Reviewed in the United States on June 22, 2014Verified PurchaseThis story is fun for younger children and helps to instill the importance of being kind to others. Jesse learned that one good deed made him a friend for life. It showed him why it is good to look out for others because sometimes you may be the one who needs a helping hand. Another great story by Janice Spina with lively illustrations from John Spina. I am sure there will be many more book to come!

J L. Mitchell
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Life Lesson!Reviewed in the United States on July 19, 2014Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear
Cover Art: Adorable

Another wonderful story by talented writer Janice Spina with amazing illustrations from John Spina! Mama Polar Bear wants to teach Little Jesse how to hunt, how to cut holes in the ice and bring in delicious food. But Jesse, who has an adventurous mind of his own, wants to look for a friend or two instead, someone to play with from morning till night. Something surprising happens in this story! Does Jesse find an unusual friend? Did he learn how to hunt? Was he ever in danger in the icy waters? Get your copy of Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear to find out what it is!

Your children will enjoy this story and learn valuable lessons that will stay with them for a lifetime. Highly recommended!

Also, check out Janice’s library for more wonderful stories: Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Lamby the Lonely Lamb, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon & Louey the Lazy Elephant

JC5.0 out of 5 stars Good book for curious children Reviewed in the United States on November 24, 2014Jesse 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???

Jemsbooks Children’s books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!








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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