Summer Reading for PS-Grade 3 – from JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS! Spotlight on LOUEY THE LAZY ELEPHANT!

At this writing I have 19 children’s books for PS-Grade 3. Seventeen of these books are in rhyme while the other two are not. They all carry life lessons that encourage children to be kind, caring and sensitive to others’ feelings, help others in need and it’s okay to be different. Hop on JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS today with your children and peruse all my award-winning children’s books.

In a series of posts I will focus on one children’s book at a time. Sharing a little about each book, how I came up with the story, what each means to me and how important each one is.

Get your children into reading this summer to keep up their reading levels, spark their creativity, promote their love of books and enhance their health and wellbeing

JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS (created by John Spina)

Young children are so impressionable that as parents and grandparents we only want them to read books with good family values and important life lessons. Jemsbooks are the kind of books that parents and grandparents love. The stories are about baby animals that teach children valuable life lessons.

This was the first book I published and it’s still my favorite. This was my husband’s first project as a children’s book illustrator. I think he did a wonderful job of creating adorable illustrations and a cover which brought this story to life. Some readers have told me that this is still their favorite too out of all my other children’s book. They love the crayon illustrations. It reminded them of their coloring days. I feel that way too. Since then my husband, John, has moved into doing more digital drawings like everyone else. That makes Louey even more special to me. John wanted to update all the illustrations into digital form but I said, ”NO! I love Louey just the way he is!” He stands alone and is different. It’s okay to be different. What do you think?

I hope children will love Louey as much as I do. Please introduce them to sweet little Louey today by bringing him home to delight your children. What child doesn’t love baby elephants?



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.

I have always loved baby elephants. This story came to me one day when I saw some elephants on a trip to the zoo with my kids. I observed the mother elephant as she cared for her baby. I was amazed at her kindness and caring manner as she taught him what an elephant does. She was most protective of her baby. I decided to show this maternal instinct in this story.

Word art cube

Here are some reviews of Louey.

Here is the life lesson in this story that children will learn.

Louey the Lazy Elephant – Louey teaches children the importance of not being lazy and always listen to your mother.

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. Watch for more posts about each of the next 18 children’s books to entertain your children. I appreciate your kind support and any reviews you share with other readers. I hope you have a wonderful summer with lots of fun things to do and filled with plenty of reading for you and your children.

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 41 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 6 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 33 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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